How to Avoid Wrong Site Surgeries as a Patient
Many patients want to know if they can participate in helping to avoid a wrong site surgery. You’ll have a pre-surgery meeting with either a surgeon, one of his staff members, a nurse, a nurse assistant, or even a nurse practitioner. During that meeting ask questions, attend with your loved one, ask if you can assist in identifying the body part that will be operated on by either a temporary tattoo or some kind of other identifying mark. In this way you can help participate in making sure that you are not a victim of a wrong site surgery.