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Clinical Procedure Safety

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2014_036

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Surgical
Clinical/ Patient Services - Anaesthetics
Clinical/ Patient Services - Dental/Oral
Clinical/ Patient Services - Imaging - diagnostic and interventional
Clinical/ Patient Services - Maternity

This policy directive addresses clinical care and patient safety risks associated with clinical procedures, improves matching of the patient to the correct procedure, improves communication within the procedural team and between the patient and the procedural team, and reduces the number of clinical procedure related incidents.

Date of Publication: 20 October 2014


  • Correct Patient, Correct Procedure and Correct Site [PD2007_079]
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Community Health Centres, Dental Schools and Clinics, Public Health Units, Public Hospitals, NSW Health Pathology

Audience: All clinical staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, Government Medical Officers, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres , Tertiary Education Institutes

Review Date: 30 June 2017

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: CEC 12/174

Status: Active

File link: Clinical Procedure Safety
File size: 287Kb

Clinical Procedure Safety

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