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Surgical Safety Checklist (SSCL)

The Surgical Safety Checklist (SSCL) is a patient safety communication tool used by the operating room team to facilitate team discussion and ensure that everyone is familiar with the case. The SSCL is an effective tool, as its impact expands beyond safe surgical processes to improvements in teamwork, communication and culture in the operating room.

 

The checklist identifies three phases of an operation, each corresponding to a specific period in the normal flow of work: before the induction of anaesthesia (“sign in”), before the incision of the skin (“time out”) and before the patient leaves the operating room (“sign out”). In each phase, a checklist coordinator must confirm that the surgery team has completed the listed tasks before it proceeds with the operation.

 

SBGHC is committed to supporting the SSCL, as it inspires enhanced patient safety and improved performance.  All patients having surgery at SBGHC can expect to have the checklist performed during their procedure.

 

Quarterly Stat Report - Surgical Safety Checklist (2018-2019)

Quarterly Stat Report - Surgical Safety Checklist (2017-2018)

Quarterly Stat Report - Surgical Safety Checklist (2016-2017)

Quarterly Stat Report - Surgical Safety Checklist (2015-2016)

Quarterly Stat Report - Surgical Safety Checklist (2014-2015)

Quarterly Stat Report - Surgical Safety Checklist (2013-2014)

Quarterly Stat Report - Surgical Safety Checklist (2012-2013)

Quarterly Stat Report - Surgical Safety Checklist (2011-2012)

Quarterly Stat Report – Surgical Safety Checklist (2010-2011)

 

For more information on the SSCL, or to view SSCL reports for other Ontario hospitals, please click on the link below.

 

http://www.hqontario.ca/public-reporting/patient-safety