Audit

Time out is conducted prior to skin Incision or introduction of scope?

All other activities are suspended (except in case of life-threatening emergency) during the time out?

During time out the procedure is identified, correct laterality if applicable is identified, and patient consent is verbalized?

Surgical Site is marked and visible ( if applicable)?

Relevant images properly labeled and displayed?

Checked implants are readily available?

Verbalized dry time for skin antiseptic has occurred (3 min.)?

Antibiotic prophylaxis ordered and started before incision?

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