Reporting - Surgical Safety Checklist

The SSC is a patient safety communication tool that is used by a team of operating room professionals (nurses, surgeons, anaesthesiologists, and others) to discuss important details about each surgical case.  In many ways, the surgical checklist is similar to an airline pilot’s checklist used just before take-off.  It is a final check prior to surgery used to make sure everyone knows the important medical information they need to know about the patient, all equipment is available and in working order, and everyone is ready to proceed. How can you help?The team will be saying your name, date of birth, allergies, and other key pieces of information in order to ensure your safety.  You are encouraged to ask questions and seek clarification if there is something that you don’t understand. 

The percent compliance is calculated as follows:                                 

# of times all three phases of the surgical safety checklist were performed x 100
                                        Total surgeries                                             

What is the rate at TDMH?

The TDMH Surgical Safety Check List rate of compliance for April 1 - June 30, 2013 is 100.0%
The TDMH Surgical Safety Check List rate of compliance for January 1 - March 31, 2013 is 100.0% 
The TDMH Surgical Safety Check List rate of compliance for October 1 - December 31, 2012 is 100.0% 
The TDMH Surgical Safety Cleck List rate of compliance for July 1 - September 30, 2012 is 100.0%