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Time Out for a Mnemonic

Gagliardi, Morris MD, MBA

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e31819ec515
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A mnemonic is suggested for use at the surgical time out, which addresses Surgical Care Improvement Project measures and improves patient safety in the operating room.

From the Southern Ocean County Hospital, Manahawkin, New Jersey.

Corresponding author: Morris Gagliardi, MD, MBA, FACOG, 1078 Prospect Avenue, Manahawkin, NJ 08050; e-mail:

Financial Disclosure The author did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

© 2009 by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Published by Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.