Patient Safety and Core Competencies


Patient safety is an essential component of surgical care. Surgeon leadership and safety knowledge are key to the implementation and maintenance of surgical safety programs. Such programs should be put into place to prevent adverse surgical events and improve surgical outcomes in all orthopaedic patients. It is important for the orthopaedic surgeon to be knowledgeable about the core competencies of surgical safety for surgeons, surgical patients, surgical teams, and surgical facilities. The regular systematic use of these core competencies is essential for the delivery of safe surgical care.

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