"Time Out" Onscreen Verification Checklist
Wed, 11/12/2008 - 12:13pm
The KARL STORZ OR1® Timeout Verification feature is a vital tool for complying with the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) universal protocol to help ensure that surgical teams perform the correct procedure at the correct anatomical site on the correct patient. The protocol requires a "timeout" immediately before a procedure to enable the entire surgical team to actively verify and document key parameters. OR1® Timeout Verification includes a comprehensive onscreen checklist with automated timestamps and alert functions to notify the team if any steps are missed. Documentation is simplified by routing images directly to a capture device for storage or printing.