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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51) In 2008, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first surgical safety checklist to improve the safety of surgical care around the world (Fig.
To-date, the programme s focus has largely been on supporting implementation and measuring uptake of the World Health Organization (WHO) surgical safety checklist via the programme s quality QSM and completing a pilot project with Lakes and Waikato DHBs and Southern Cross, Auckland.
A root cause analysis was done and multiple interventions were adopted including the adaptation of the surgical sit infection bundle care approach, the implementation of the WHO surgical safety checklist of 2010, as well as staff education and patient education.
Chief executive Aidan Kehoe said it appeared the World Health Organisation (WHO) surgical safety checklist "had not been followed" when the operation happened in February.
Forum participants emphasized the importance of customizing the World Health Organization's (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist to fit each hospital's culture and workflow as an essential step to improving health care quality and patient safety.
You grumble to your surgical team that everything was fine for years before the surgical safety checklist was thrust upon you by the hospital.
A surgical safety checklist in line with the WHO standard to improve patient safety, direct accessibility to the required patient data, and optimized image data management, all these features help keep the focus on the ultimate goal - optimal patient care.
The case was investigated and the outcome was that the World Health Organisation (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist reinforced at the hospital.
aims to have all operating rooms in the world using the World Health Organization's Surgical Safety Checklist program by 2015.
In association with the Uganda Society of Anaesthesia, they delivered training in pulse oximetry and the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist to 130 anaesthesia providers from around the country.
About 100,000 hospitals worldwide now use the WHO's surgical safety checklist, which the agency said has been shown to reduce surgery complications by 33 percent and deaths by 50 percent.