Analysis of wrong-site surgery events in Pennsylvania suggests opportunities for prevention. Many steps of preparing the patient for an operation and performing an operation can lead down the path of wrong-site surgery. Preventing wrong-site surgery may require attention at every step of the process.
The Patient Safety Authority has provided resources, guidelines and education tools.
Patient Safety Authority: Wrong-site surgery http://patientsafety.pa.gov/pst/Pages/Wrong%20Site%20Surgery/hm.aspx?psapst=Wrong-Site%20Surgery
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