Hello operating room nurses where-ever you are! Just a note to get your opinions (and probably open a real can of worms)
The subject: Site marking.
Probably everyone is familure with the new rules and regs out about marking a site, when the question of laterality is involved.
For example, marking the left wrist for a left carpal tunnel decompression.
At my hospital, we have been on board with this for some time, but today my supervisor says we need to go further. That is marking sides for like right ureteroscopies and the like. This issue is getting more complicated all the time!
I want on record as saying making sure we are doing the correct side and the correct pt is absolutely critical, and the more we do to make sure we are right, is ok with me. But, how do "y'all" feel about this, and how do you site mark right now??
Wishing I had something really cool and thought provoking to end with.