Operating Room Risk Management

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The operating room (OR) setting is one of the most frequent targets of healthcare malpractice suits. The Operating Room Risk Management (ORRM) System is designed specifically for OR and ambulatory surgicenter managers responsible for risk reduction and patient safety.

Advice on your Most Challenging Safety and Risk Issues

From wrong-site surgery to surgical fire prevention to informed consent, ORRM covers the most important topics. It also addresses legal and regulatory requirements and personnel issues, such as needlestick prevention strategies and hand hygiene.

ORRM provides in-depth research and recommendations on an ever-expanding list of topics including:

  • Ambulatory Services
  • Anesthesia
  • Critical Care/PACU
  • Education/Credentialing
  • Lasers
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Infection Control
  • Quality Assurance/Risk Management
  • Surgery
  • Technology Management

Why One Member Chooses to Work with ECRI

Learn How these Resources Can Help

Call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891 or e-mail clientservices@ecri.org

 Expert recommendations and hands-on tools

​As a member of the ORRM System, you'll receive:

  • Members-only Web site—Online library of OR risk management resources, including guidance documents and sample policies and procedures

  • Reports with practical recommendations for reducing risk in the OR suite and protecting patients and staff

  • Self-assessment questionnaires to help you evaluate current programs

  • Education and training tools complete with PowerPoint slide presentations

  • ORRM News—this biweekly e-newsletter keeps you up-to-date on OR news and industry happenings that could affect you and your facility

  • Personalized consultation—Call, e-mail, or fax your questions in to ECRI Institute to receive expert assistance backed by four decades of healthcare and patient safety expertise

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