Your Life in Who's Hands: The World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist: A Critical Review of the Literature (Clinical Feature) (World Health Organization) Your Life in Who's Hands: The World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist: A Critical Review of the Literature (Clinical Feature) (World Health Organization)

Your Life in Who's Hands: The World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist: A Critical Review of the Literature (Clinical Feature) (World Health Organization‪)‬

Journal of Perioperative Practice 2011, August, 21, 8

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Sax (2009) states that the 'art' of healthcare and surgical care provision now encompasses such a degree of variation and complexity that it involves an increased risk of errors occurring (Nilsson et al 2010). Weiser et al (2010) agree that individuals awaiting surgical intervention are at increased surgical risk due to the complex issues of staff co-ordination and time constraints which, cumulatively, are a potential factor for errors and omissions. This is supported by Arora et al (2010) who state that studies (Thomas et al 2000; Wanzel et al 2000) have demonstrated that the operating room is a common place for errors. Not all errors are preventable, but according to Seifert (2009) and Haynes et al (2009), more than half of the errors occurring during surgery are preventable. According to Brady (2009) human error occurs when there is a breakdown within a process. The aviation industry, much like healthcare, involves highly skilled professionals working and interacting in risky situations. To reduce adverse risks the aviation industry deploys a checklist system (Kao&Thomas 2008). According to Sax (2009) when checklists are used within healthcare they can reduce the risks, morbidity and mortality. Checklists are acknowledged as an organised system for a safe ending of a task. This is agreed by Karl (2009) who reminds us that checklists are not merely a 'to do' list but are a methodical approach to ensure that important safety identifiers have been checked and collated correctly.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2011
August 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
13
Pages
PUBLISHER
Association for Perioperative Practice
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
235.7
KB

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