Surgical Safety Checklist

Surgical Safety Checklist

A simple checklist developed by the World Health Organisation which reduces surgical morbidity and mortality and sentinel events by such simple exercises as confirming the patient’s identity, site, procedure and consent, allergies, airway/aspiration risk, risk of blood loss, sponge counts, etc.
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The introduction of the Surgical Safety Checklist, has, in my opinion, been a success, as shown by the WHO studies that indicate many lives can be saved by taking a few moments in theatre to use the checklist.
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists recently endorsed the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist (1).
Our primary focus has been the implementation and sustainability of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist.
Another measure to prevent foreign body retention is conformance with the 'Safe Surgery Saves Lives' surgical safety checklist (SSC) (WHO 2009).
The latest World Health Organisation study into surgical safety has resulted in a Surgical Safety Checklist.
Paired with KARL STORZ OR1[R] Suite, LiveData OR-Dashboard With Active Time Out([R]) Automates Surgical Safety Checklist
It's another fabulous issue from the team at The Dissector, from Patient flow in the PACU to a Case Study on pre-operative phobia, as well as two excellent Medical Imaging articles and another look at the use of the Surgical Safety Checklist.
Effect ofa 19 item surgical safety checklist during urgent operations in a global patient population.
Implementing the surgical safety checklist [consultado 15 Jun 2011].
Objectives: To evaluate the current practices regarding formal or informal implementation of individual elements of the World Health Organisation's Surgical Safety Checklist in tertiary care hospitals of Karachi and to establish a pre-checklist baseline to suggest a plan for implementation of the checklist.