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How to guide to the five steps to safer surgery

Reference number
1291
Issue date20 December 2010
TypeGuidance

Effective teamwork and communication are at the heart of providing safe surgical care.
 
Through the reliable implementation of the five step approach to safer surgery (Briefing: three stages of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist and Debriefing) and by paying greater attention to crucial human factors in perioperative practice, significant improvements in outcomes for patients as well a better and more efficient working environment for staff can be realised.

 

This ‘How to Guide’ replaces the Patient Safety First's How to guide for reducing harm in perioperative care and builds on existing learning in team working and non-technical skills.

How to guide to the five steps to safer surgery
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