A1 Journal article – refereed
A pilot study of the implementation of WHO Surgical Checklist in Finland: improvements in activities and communication




List of Authors: Takala RS, Pauniaho S-L, Kotkansalo A, Helmiö P, Blomgren K, Helminen M, Kinnunen M, Takala A, Aaltonen R, Katila AJ, Peltomaa K, Ikonen TS
Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL
Publication year: 2011
Journal: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Journal name in source: ACTA ANAESTHESIOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
Journal acronym: ACTA ANAESTH SCAND
Volume number: 55
Issue number: 10
Number of pages: 9
ISSN: 0001-5172

Abstract


Conclusions: The checklist increased OR teams' awareness of patient-related issues, the procedure and expected risks. It also enhanced team communication and prevented communication failures. Our findings support use of the WHO checklist in various surgical fields.



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