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Wrong body part, wrong procedure, wrong patient: A rare look at surgical error in Canada

May 19,2016

This article explains that miscommunication, as well as a tendency to disregard safety checks are two of the main elements contributing to surgery mishaps.  It is because of findings like this that RMAC Surgical decided to come out with our newest product, custom, dry erase, Hospital Communication Boards.  Surgical safety checklists have become extremely popular in operating rooms across North America, some hospitals even making them mandatory.  These checklists are an incredible visual tool to improve communication, encourage teamwork and cooperation, all while verifying surgery requirements and enhancing patient safety.  Visit our Safety Smart: Hospital Communication Board section to browse or existing portfolio, or to upload an image for your own custom dry erase board.