An operating room that functions seamlessly and safely requires an oft-overlooked component that costs hospitals nothing: civility. In the era of #metoo and the discussions regarding inappropriate behavior and bullying in the workplace, ORDx+Rx’s Sharon A. McNamara’s AORN-published article Incivility in Nursing: Unsafe Nurse, Unsafe Patients takes on a renewed import. McNamara discusses the dangers caused by a lack of civility in the perioperative arena, and how organizations can take steps to foster a culture of civility that improves teamwork and surgical outcomes.

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