Channel Sponsor - Accreditation

Sponsored by AAAHC | | (847) 853-6060
The views expressed in articles on this channel do not necessarily reflect the views of AAAHC. 

Safe Surgery 2015 Toolkit

The Safe Surgery 2015 Initiative, a project of the Boston-based Harvard School of Public Health, is offering a guide to proper implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Program.

The initiative, developed to reduce surgical site infections, major complications and death, launched in South Carolina, in which all hospitals committed to putting the checklist into routine use in their operating rooms by the end of 2013.

The toolkit includes a checklist template and a seven-step guide for implementing the World Health Organization's safe surgery checklist, including information on:

  • Checklist background
  • Critical preparation
  • Checklist modification and customization
  • Testing the checklist
  • Engaging surgical team members in the checklist
  • Implementation planning
  • Sustaining checklist use.
To download the checklist, visit

More articles on accreditation:
10  years of data shows top causes for 4 common surgical errors

FDA poor regulator of medical devices for safety, studies find
4 resources for perfect credentialing

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2017. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.


Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months