Attitudes and compliance to the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: a review

Wangoo, Laltaksh, Ray, Robin A., and Ho, Yik-Hong (2016) Attitudes and compliance to the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: a review. European Surgery, 48 (Supplement 2). pp. 155-162.

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Background: This review aimed to assess surgical safety checklist compliance (SSC) and evaluate surgical team attitudes post checklist implementation.

Method: A thorough search of MEDLINE and PUBMED databases for English language studies using any adapted form of the WHO SSC was conducted. In total 26 studies; 13 assessing SSC compliance and 13 investigating surgical team attitudes to the checklist, were evaluated.

Results: Compliance studies deomnstrated a checklist initiation rate of >90% but showed completion rates to be significantly lower across studies. "sign out" was the most poorly performed phase (<50%) with "Time out" being the best. Verification of team-members' varied greatly. Surgical team attitudes noted improved teamwork, communication, patient safety and staff awareness of adverse events.

Item ID: 45092
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1682-4016
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 01:39
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320226 Surgery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 100%
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