Surgical Safety Checklist Popularity among the surgeons?A survey

  • Mohinder Kumar Malhotra Professor, Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
  • Suchitra Malhotra Associate Professor, Departments of Anesthesia, SHKM, GMC, Mewat, Haryana
  • Kunal Chowdhary Senior Resident, Department of Surgery, D D U Hospital ,Hari Nagar, New Delhi
  • Aadhar Khera Junior Resident, Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
  • Puneet Singh Junior Resident, Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana
Keywords: Checklist, Safe surgery, Safety culture

Abstract

Background: W.H.O has introduced a surgical safety checklist as part of its Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative. The checklists purpose was to reduce surgical complications that resulted from inadequate safety practices and promote greater communication among surgery teams. It is made necessary to use the surgical safety checklist in the operation theatres across the world but is it really used in the actual practical setup?

Material & Methods: With that idea in mind we had conducted a study to know about the awareness and practical use of surgical safety checklist among surgeons attending Haryana Chapter of Association of Surgeons in India Conference (HASICON) 2014 in there surgical practice. Printed performa with a set of questions was given to the delegates and the result was analysed.

Result: Only 57% of the study group had heard about the safety checklist and only 32% of them are using it in their surgical practice.

Conclusion: There is an urgent need to spread awareness about the safety checklist and one way of achieving it is by demonstration papers in conferences across the world.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.16(4) 2017 p.521-524

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Mohinder Kumar Malhotra, Professor, Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana


Published
2017-08-19
How to Cite
Malhotra, M., Malhotra, S., Chowdhary, K., Khera, A., & Singh, P. (2017). Surgical Safety Checklist Popularity among the surgeons?A survey. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 16(4), 521-524. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v16i4.33605
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