A checklist for safer surgeries
Are you familiar with the virtues of surgical checklists? If not, this Journal Scan offers a quick and compelling backgrounder.
When you're ready to incorporate a checklist into your surgical procedures, you can either download and print off the one below or use it as a springboard for creating your own. Either way, you're on a path to better patient care.
"It seems silly at first," says Jennifer Wardlaw, DVM, MS, DACVS, "but getting the 'boring' details out of the way helps to lessen mistakes and allows us to focus on the bigger picture."