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Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


Checklist: A key to safety


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Author Details : Harpreet Kaur, Veena Shukla*, Ranjana Khetarpal, Magila Muthuramalinga Pandian

Volume : 5, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 306-310


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Abstract

Modern medicine involves highly specific and sophisticated techniques and equipments. However, human errors as well as equipment failure may lead to fatal accidents an increase in the cost of health care. Using checklist as tool for surgical safety involves safe anaesthesia, maintenance of open airway, correct surgical site, infection control and efficient communications and team work. Although no checklist is universal or guarantees absolute safety, an effective checklist has a patient centered approach and keeps patient safety and comfort a priority.       

Keywords: Checklist, Patient safety, Health care, Anaesthesia equipment.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-4994.2018.0059

How to cite : Kaur H, Shukla V, Khetarpal R, Pandian M M, Checklist: A key to safety. Indian J Clin Anaesth 2018;5(3):306-310

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