Surgical Safety Checklist

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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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First year with WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in 7148 otorhinolaryngological operations: Use and user attitudes.
The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist is a patient safety communication tool that is used by nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other operating room professionals to discuss important details about each surgical case.
Implementation of the WHO surgical safety checklist in an Ethiopian referral hospital.
Internationally, a growing body of research has explored the development and implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, but studies in areas related to B/D remain sparse, especially in New Zealand.
During implementation in both hospitals, it was necessary to modify the WHO surgical safety checklist to accommodate other items considered essential for patient's safety during surgery.
A qualitative evaluation of the barriers and facilitators toward implementation of the WHO surgical safety checklist across hospitals in England: Lessons from the 'Surgical Checklist Implementation Project.
A study which evaluated the surgical safety practices in tertiary care hospitals of Karachi, Pakistan, found significant deficiencies in implementation of WHO surgical safety checklist which may be due to a hidden curriculum at work.
Compliance with the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: deviations and possible improvements.
The WHO surgical safety checklist in a dental-teaching hospital department of oral surgery--a model for implementation.
The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Information was administered to the hospitals management team at the Districts Hospital (Box 2).
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.