Perform a surgical time out
Learner Task: Consent is obtained from the patient for surgery. Day of surgery has arrived and you are in the operating room with the patient. She has not yet received anesthesia. Perform a surgical time out according to the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist.
Educator Checklist: WHO Surgical Safety
Mark the appropriate column to indicate whether the learner included each element in his or her response. When completed, tally the “Included” column to calculate the learner’s score.
|Included =1||Not Included =0|
|Confirms that all team members have been introduced by name and role|
|Confirms the patient’s identity, surgical site and procedure|
|Reviews anticipated critical events (critical steps, operative duration and anticipated blood loss)|
|Confirms with anesthesia staff any concerns specific to the patient|
|Confirms with nursing staff: A) sterility of OR, B) equipment availability and C) other concerns|
|Confirms that appropriate choice of prophylactic antibiotics and time of administration have been given prior to incision or that they are not indicated|
|Confirms that all essential imaging results for the correct patient are displayed in the room|