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2019 OSAP Annual Conference

2016 Annual Conf Time Out

OSAP 2016 Annual Conference - Leading the Way to the Safest Dental Visit™

TITLE    Time-Out!



Our views about medical errors have changed. The traditional approach was to blame providers for errors and harm to patients. Since the 1999 Institute of Medicine report, “To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health Care System”, healthcare organizations began to take a systems approach to prevent errors.  As the dental community works toward a goal of zero harm to patients many dental teams now conduct Time-Outs before irreversible procedures. This course will review the US Air Force Dental Service Time-Out (Who, What, Where) and Universal Protocol (UP), based on The Joint Commission’s Time-Out and UP.




Douglas Risk Col, USAF, DC

Kelli Mack Col, USAF, DC




After attending this program, participants should be able to:

  • Explain systems thinking and mistake proofing principles.

  • Describe The Joint Commission’s Tools for reducing harm and improving patient safety (e.g. Universal Protocol, National Patient Safety Goals).

  • Identify key elements of an effective Time-Out.





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