Ask HRC: Surgeon Presence when Anesthesia Induction Starts
February 20, 2017 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
A Healthcare Risk Control (HRC) member recently inquired whether any federal or accreditation requirements address a surgeon's presence in the operating department or even the facility before anesthesia induction starts.
Joint Commission's Universal Protocol provides some guidance. The protocol recommends that the time-out be conducted before anesthesia...