Surgical Team Safety Checklist (MR87)
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To ensure a uniform approach to checking patient identification and matching that patient to their intended surgical intervention the Surgical Team Safety Checklist has been developed.
The purpose of the Surgical Team Safety Checklist is to:
The Surgical Team Safety Checklist Policy Directive and checklist apply to all SA Health employees and persons who provide or assist in the provision of surgical services on behalf of SA Health.
To assist implementation of the policy and checklist the following tools are available:
Health units may wish to the following tools to assist them to evaluate whether the surgical team safety checklist has been successfully embedded into practice.
The observations should be conducted unobtrusively by a member of the Senior Theatre Team and include a sampling of cases across all clinical specialties
The following video shows the effective use of the Checklist within health units.