New checklist makes the cardiac catheterisation lab a safer place for patients – The Health Foundation [UK] – June 2014

Posted on June 27, 2014. Filed under: Cardiol / Cardiothor Surg, Patient Safety |

New checklist makes the cardiac catheterisation lab a safer place for patients – The Health Foundation [UK] – June 2014

“A team at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust have developed a safety checklist for use in the cardiac catheterisation laboratory (CCL) which has improved safety and patient experience.

The checklist was derived from the WHO safe surgery checklist and introduced as part of a safe procedure process.

Using it has made procedures safer, shorter and more efficient, and has improved team communication.

Staff liked using the checklist and would like one used if they ever needed an intervention themselves. Patients also said they felt safer when the checklist was used.

The British Cardiovascular Society has since further encouraged national dialogue by publishing new guidance about the use of safety procedure checklists in the CCL.”
BCS Cardiac Catheterisation Lab Safety Checklist

 

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