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JCAHO Universal Protocols for Wrong Site, Procedure, or Person

Item #Our Brief DescriptionOur CategoryOur Code
14 Prior to the start of any invasive procedure, conduct a final verification pr... safe practices unip1
15 Create and use a preoperative verification process, such as a checklist, to c... safe practices unip2
16 Implement a process to mark the surgical site and involve the patient in the... safe practices unip3


  • Some indicators appear on more than one list.
  • Area rates apply to geographic areas, not to hospitals.
  • The Kentucky rates in our report are area rates.

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