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Ensuring Correct Surgery

VHA Directive 1039: Ensuring Correct Surgery and Invasive Procedures

Supplemental Training Materials based on VHA Directive 1039

The PowerPoint above is part of a VA training course, "Patient Safety for Residents," designed to promote patient safety to residents. It's applicable to all health care professionals involved in invasive procedures.

The presentation includes the definition of correct surgery; incidence, causes, and costs of incorrect procedures; and, the steps to ensure correct surgery and invasive procedures.