Preventing wrong-site surgery course

Activity summary

Target audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and other members of the surgical team involved in the care of patients undergoing surgical procedures or in the prevention of wrong-site surgery events.

Educational objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:


Judith Haluka, B.S., RCIS, EMT-Paramedic — State of Pennsylvania


Joint accreditation statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Pacific Medical Training. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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Physician continuing medical education

Credit designation

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing continuing education

Credit designation

The maximum number of hours awarded for this continuing nursing education activity is 2.0 contact hours.

Disclosure of conflicts of interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Method of participation and request for credit

During the period 2021-06-01 through 2024-06-01 participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.

Your completion certificate will be available online after completing a post-course evaluation, and achieving a score of 84% or better.



Disclosure of unlabeled use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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