Office Procedures: Practical and Safety ConsiderationsERICKSON, TY B. MDClinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2012 - Volume 55 - Issue 3 - p 620–634 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31825ca6fa Office Gynecology Abstract Author Information Abstract Gynecologic invasive procedures have moved into the physician’s office due to improved reimbursement and convenience. Creating a just and safe office culture has generated robust conversations in the medical literature. This article reviews the foundational principles relating to safe practices in the office including: checklists, drills, selecting a safety officer, achieving office certification, medication usage, and engaging the patient in the safety culture. Reduction of medical errors in the office will require open dialogue between the stake holders: providers, insurers, patients, state and federal agencies, and educational bodies such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Author Information Rosemark, Idaho Falls, Idaho T.B.E. is a consultant to American Medical Systems, Intuitive, Coloplast, Ethicon. Correspondence: Ty B. Erickson, MD, Rosemark, Idaho Falls, ID. E-mail: email@example.com © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.