How Cleveland Clinic and Michigan Medicine are improving OR safety

Thursday, March 25th, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT

Despite progress on patient safety protocols in the operating room, retained surgical items remain one of the most common and detrimental sentinel events tracked by The Joint Commission. The emergence of smart, surgical safety tools has the potential to reduce the burden of these types of harmful errors. 

Join nurse leaders from Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine and Cleveland Clinic for a conversation on how data and more sophisticated surgical supplies can improve safety in the OR.  

Webinar Learning Points:

  • The risks and issues associated with retained surgical items
  • The tools providers can use to improve safety
  • How clinicians are putting these tools to use 



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Valerie Marsh

DNP, RN, CNOR, Michigan Medicine

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Dena Salamon

MSN, RN, Cleveland Clinic