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WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and Implementation Manual 2009 Edition 01/17/11

The World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist reinforces accepted safety practices and fosters better communication and teamwork between clinical disciplines. The checklist is not a regulatory device or a component of official policy; it is intended as a tool for use by clinicians interested in improving the safety of their operations and reducing unnecessary surgical deaths and complications. These safety checks can be performed in any operating room. The checklist includes...

SCOAP Surgical Checklist Initiative 03/04/10

The Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) Surgical Checklist Initiative was created by a coalition of major health care stakeholders in Washington State. Through this initiative, they developed the SCOAP Surgical Checklist and the SCOAP Ambulatory Checklist. These checklists are an active way of controlling the variability that exists in surgical care, thus creating a system that delivers safer surgery.

The Transforming Care at the Bedside Toolkit 09/26/08

This toolkit provides information for hospital units interested in adopting the “Transforming Care at the Bedside” (TCAB) model of nurse-initiated quality improvements. TCAB is a national program developed and managed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Its goal is to engage front-line hospital nurses and leaders at all levels of the organization to:

  • Improve the quality and safety of patient care on medical and surgical...
Queueing ToolPak 4.0 04/24/08

The Queueing ToolPak (QTP) is a Microsoft Excel add-in that performs basic calculations for waiting line analysis. The functions allow integration of queueing performance measures into spreadsheet models without the limitations imposed by templates with fixed input and output areas that are commonly used for analysis of waiting lines.

Preventing Wrong-Site Surgery Toolkit 03/19/08

This toolkit includes information to aid health care facilities in preventing wrong-site surgeries.

The toolkit includes the following information:

  • Prevention program tools
  • Educational tools
  • Snapshots
  • Advisory articles
  • Companion online information source
Ensuring Correct Surgery 12/17/07

This pamphlet will help patients understand what will happen before they undergo surgery.

This pamphlet describes what patients can expect during the following time frames:

  • Days to a couple of hours before the surgery
  • An hour, or less, before the surgery
  • Just before surgery begins

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