Safe OR

Safe OR

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Safe OR | Surgical Safety Checklist is adapted from cutting edge research published in the New England Journal of Medicine which suggests that a simple tool can reduce surgical complications, including death.

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Freely available to the medical community.
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A must have companion in the OR for:
  • Surgeons
  • Anaesthetists
  • Surgical nurses
  • Hospital administrators
  • Residents or students spending even 1 day in the OR

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Press release

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Adapted from ‘A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population‘ by Haynes et al., N Engl J Med; published at www.nejm.org on January 14, 2009 (10.1056/NEJMsa0810119).
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The article published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that using a simple 19-step safety checklist (the Surgical Safety Checklist) in the operating room can significantly reduce post-operative complications.
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Specifically, death after surgery was reduced by more than 40%.
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Prompted by this scholarly article, QxMD Software has adapted this critical research into the iPhone App ‘Safe OR’ in an effort to facilitate knowledge translation into clinical practice.
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‘Safe OR’ is designed to help surgeons, anaesthetists, OR nurses and other health care professionals reduce the risk of surgical complications and death.
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While the life-saving intervention is simple, remembering the 19-item checklist may be challenging for busy surgical teams. This iPhone App can be implemented immediately with minimal training.
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Though there are an estimated 234 million operations performed annually worldwide, surgical complications remain common and often preventable. The WHO has developed the ‘Surgical Safety Checklist’ in an effort to help surgical teams confirm that critical safety steps are completed before an operation proceeds.
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QxMD Software is not affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Safe Surgery Save Lives initiative.