Surgical Safety Checklist for Maternity – NHS National Patient Safety Agency – 25 January 2011

Posted on January 28, 2011. Filed under: Obstetrics, Patient Safety | Tags: |

Surgical Safety Checklist for Maternity – NHS National Patient Safety Agency – 25 January 2011

“Increasing safety for maternity services by using the surgical checklist¬†

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has released a Surgical Safety Checklist for Maternity aimed at improving patient safety and reducing harm in maternity care across the NHS.

A recent study* shows the unequivocal benefits of using a checklist during any surgical procedure. Successful implementation of a checklist enhances communication between all members of the surgical team and their patients and can reduce the level of patient safety incidents.

Produced in conjunction with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), the Surgical Safety Checklist for Maternity is an adaptation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist.

Created in response to requests from NHS maternity services, the checklist is for women having a caesarean section or other surgical procedure related to childbirth, for example, the removal of the placenta.
 
In addition to the checks provided by the surgical checklist, the maternity checklist requires staff to:”
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