December 2004 Bulletin

New look for AAOS patient safety Web site

Redesigned site offers quick, easy access to the resources you’re looking for

Visitors to the Academy’s newly redesigned patient safety Web site will find it easier than ever to access the patient safety information that’s most important to them.

The new, improved layout provides all users—including AAOS members, health care professionals, consumers and the media—with quick, easy access to a variety of patient safety resources. All it takes is a click of the mouse to pull up ambulatory surgery center checklists, patient safety tips, information on eliminating wrong-site surgery, AAOS official statements, patient safety-related Bulletin articles and much more.

Whatever their background or interest, visitors can quickly zero in on the information best suited to their needs. Consumers can easily navigate the site to find information on herb-drug interactions, safe medication practices, tips on how patients can become more involved in their own care, and more. Health care professionals can readily access clinical guidelines, articles or AAOS advisory statements such as recently approved statements on the prevention of medical errors, communicating adverse effects and the use of intravenous antibiotic prophylaxis in total joint replacement.

Members-only content

For AAOS members, the new design provides readily accessible “members only” materials, such as current and past issues of the Orthopaedic Medical Legal Advisor (OMLA) newsletter, the Patient Safety Update e-newsletter, past Patient Safety Member Alerts and sample postoperative standard order sets for a variety of orthopaedic conditions.

Members-only content also includes patient safety presentations such as a Sign Your Site audiovisual presentation on eliminating wrong-site surgery, and a 58-slide Community Orthopaedic Awareness Program PowerPoint presentation that was developed for groups such as senior citizens’ clubs, chambers of commerce and other public audiences.

The Patient Safety Committee invites you to visit the new site today at

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