National Time Out Day

Updated 5 years ago

St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor took a time-out Wednesday.The hospital recognized National Time Out Day. It’s an effort to reduce medical errors by taking a quick pause before a surgical procedure to verify vital patient information.St. Joseph has been supporting the day since it first started in 2004.Hospital staff say this is just one of many national efforts to increase patient safety.And they’ve seen results from it.” Well I think nationally yes there has been less errors because it does give that last opportunity for anybody doing a time out to identify and make sure they have the right patient, the right procedure and the right site.”Hospital staff say they practice this kind of safety on a daily basis, this day just raises awareness.


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