Patient Safety Tool: Preoperative Checklist

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority developed a sample preoperative checklist to ensure accuracy in documentation and safe surgery.

The checklist notes to write legibly and avoid use of abbreviations. There is space to ensure data elements, such as patient information, medical documentation and surgery specifics, are accurate and detailed.

Download the preoperative checklist (pdf) for use in your facility.

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