The Role of Checklists and Human Factors for Improved Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery.

Oppikofer, Claude; Schwappach, David (2017). The Role of Checklists and Human Factors for Improved Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 140(6), 812e-817e. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003892

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying the article, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the role of human factors and nontechnical skills for patient safety and recognize the need for customization of surgical checklists. 2. Apply encouragement to speaking up and understand the importance of patient involvement for patient safety. 3. Recognize the potential for improvement regarding patient safety in their own environment and take a leading role in the patient safety process. 4. Assess their own safety status and develop measures to avoid unnecessary distraction in the operating room.

SUMMARY

Over the past 20 years, there has been increased attention to improving all aspects of patient safety and, in particular, the important role of checklists and human factors. This article gives a condensed overview of selected aspects of patient safety and aims to raise the awareness of the reader and encourage further study of referenced literature, with the goal of increased knowledge and use of proven safety methods. The CME questions should help indicate where there is still potential for improvement in patient safety, namely, in the field of nontechnical skills.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Schwappach, David

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

0032-1052

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tanya Karrer

Date Deposited:

11 Jan 2018 12:21

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 15:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/PRS.0000000000003892

PubMed ID:

29176419

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.107534

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/107534

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