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Running Head: WRONG SITE SURGERY
Wrong Site Surgery
WRONG SITE SURGERY
Risk Reduction: Preventing Wrong-Site Surgeries
TO: Chief Nursing Officer
SUBJECT: Specific Strategies that could best Prevent Wrong-Site Surgeries
A wrong-site surgery is the performance of a surgical procedure or an operation on a
wrong part of the body. Engaging in a wrong site surgery may involve operating a wrongs side
like the left eye instead of the right one, a correct side but in an incorrect location, and the right
side and the correct anatomical site but using a wrong operation. Incorrect side wrong site
surgeries are common in paired structures like the eye, kidneys and ovaries and correct side but
in incorrect locations take place when anatomical structures to choose from is more than one like
fingers. Incorrect operations, on the other hand, would be due to confusion like resecting a
muscle instead of conducting recession. These wrong site surgeries need to be prevented so that
they don’t take place as the case study of Critical Concept 8.2.
Risk Reduction Strategies Aimed at Preventing Wrong-Site Surgeries (Specific Strategies)
Wrong site surgeries have been experienced due to lack of patient verification, ineffective
handoff communication, low participation, passive staff, and lack of senior leadership
engagement among other challenges. When a wrong site surgery occurs, the clinical site is
affected, patients suffer, and the practitioners too are affected. Particular prevention strategies
should include campaigns around wrong site surgeries, implementation of checklists, watching
for miscommunication in the event of hand-offs, and e...