Proposal for a 'surgical checklist' for ambulatory oral surgery.

Abstract

The authors propose a new checklist model adapted for ambulatory oral surgery procedures based on the 'surgical checklist' proposed by the WHO. The proposed document contains 18 items divided into two sets: those that must be verified before beginning surgery and those that must be verified after its completion, but prior to the patient's departure from the site where the surgery is performed. A checklist is an easy-to-use tool that requires little time but provides order, logic and systematization taking into account certain basic concepts to increase the level of patient safety. The authors think that the result is a checklist that is easy to complete and ensures that key patient safety-related matters are dealt with in this field of surgery.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijom.2011.04.004
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@article{PereaPrez2011ProposalFA, title={Proposal for a 'surgical checklist' for ambulatory oral surgery.}, author={B Perea-P{\'e}rez and A Santiago-S{\'a}ez and F Garc{\'i}a-Mar{\'i}n and E Labajo Gonz{\'a}lez}, journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery}, year={2011}, volume={40 9}, pages={949-54} }