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Proactive Steps Through Flight Board Innovation Promoting Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals

The Joint Commission accreditation helps hospitals improve their performance, raise the level of patient care, and demonstrate accountability in the rapidly changing health care marketplace. Norman Regional Health System’s Surgery Department has adopted a 'flight board' that encompasses all of the necessary universal protocol expectations from Joint Commission that help to ensure that when you come in for your surgery, your entire surgical team understands everything about you that will help facilitate a successful procedure and significantly decrease any room for error. It's one more proactive step that the Department of Surgery and Norman Regional Health System is taking to create an atmosphere of collaborative teamwork that includes you, the patient.

Norman Regional utilizes the most current flight board technology and is the first operating room in the nation that has fully implemented this version. The creators of the flight board will be using our template as an example to other hospitals as it covers all requirements under the Joint Commission.

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