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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:

 

 

 

2016/17

 

2017/18 

2018/19

2019/20   

 2020/21

 Compliance %

 99.3%

98.5%

98.6%

98.4% 

 95.3%