Surgical Safety Checklist
A surgical safety checklist is used by the operating room team (nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists) to discuss important details about each surgical case. It is a patient safety communication tool. The surgical safety checklist is used before, during and after your surgery to verify your identity , the procedure, important medical information, equipment availability and to ensure a positive, safe experience.
The surgical safety checklist is considered "performed" when all necessary tasks in each of three phases: Briefing, Time Out and Debriefing are completed.
The Surgical Safety Checklist compliance is calculated as: # of times all three phases of the surgical safety checklist was performed x 100 = % compliance
CPDMH’s Surgical Safety Checklist results are posted annually: