Navigation Links
Surgeon's Checklist Saves Lives
Date:1/14/2009

List is being adopted in the U.S. and around the world, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- A simple checklist that ensures everyone in the operating room is on the same page reduces complications and saves lives, researchers report.

The need for improving safety in surgery is vital since there are some 230 million major operations worldwide each year, 60 million of them in the United States. In fact, the average American undergoes nine surgical procedures in their lifetime.

"Using a surgery checklist designed for safety cut the complication and death rate by a more than a third," said lead researcher Dr. Atul Gawande, an associate professor of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health and a surgeon at Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Boston. "The safety of surgery has now become a major public health concern."

To aid in reducing surgical complications and deaths, Gawande's team developed a one-page checklist that can be read aloud like a pilot's checklist before take off and landing. The list is designed to make sure that all those in the operating room communicate important patient information during what is known as "timeouts": before anesthesia is started; before the first incision is made; and before the patient is rolled out of the operating room.

While each surgery is different, there are common safety points for all procedures, Gawande said. "If we miss them, people are harmed," he said.

One item on the list is making sure an antibiotic is given before the first incision; this alone can reduce the risk of complications by half, Gawande noted. Other items include making sure that everyone in the operating room has been introduced and knows each other's name, that the team is briefed on the amount of blood loss expected, and how long the operation will take.

The report is published in the Jan. 14 online edition of the New England Jour
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. MedHelp to Add Top Stanford Surgeons and Specialized Forums to Online Health Community
2. Surgeons Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina
3. CRH Medical to exhibit at American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress
4. Cosmetic Surgeons Gather in Dubai for World Congress, Hospital Opening
5. Starion Instruments Launches Next-Generation Tissue Ligating Shears at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
6. Patients should ask surgeons about using honey to heal wounds
7. Expert Neurosurgeons and Neuro-oncologists to Speak at 6th Annual Brain Tumor Awareness Day Convention
8. Survey shows gender differences are factor when surgeons in training choose a subspecialty
9. American College of Surgeons Comments on JAMA Article on Surgeon Shortage
10. Holiday Hand Safety 101: Hand Surgeons Offer Tips for a Safe Carving Season
11. Over 600 Surgeons Certified to use TruFUSE(R) to Treat Back Pain Sufferers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Surgeon's Checklist Saves Lives 
(Date:12/26/2014)... Pentec Health, Inc. number fourteen on the ... for 2014. The awards program, created in 2000, is ... in the country. The program is a public/private partnership ... and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania State Council of the ... Business Journal. , Charlie Wilson, Vice President ...
(Date:12/26/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 Parker ... for the best in heating, cooling and plumbing ... 24 hour emergency services in 2014 with regard ... know that Arizona is known for its incredibly ... that understands the intricacies and details of a ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... current state of the global Sterilizers industry with a ... statistics on the market status of the Sterilizers manufacturers ... for companies and individuals interested in the industry. This ... its definition, applications and manufacturing technology. In this part, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The report “Nintedanib (Colorectal ... focuses on the current treatment landscape, unmet needs, ... cancer market. Stivarga is a drug which is ... cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is developing nintedanib (BIBF-1120), an ... refractory CRC in the US, Europe, and Japan. ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Product liability lawsuits filed in the ... http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal court, ... in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio ... conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul G. ... Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to begin ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 2Health News:Pentec Health Ranks Fourteenth on The Best Places to Work in PA for 2014 3Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3
... The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) announces Dr. ... Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health in ... Dr. Fauci will be recognized at the 87th General ... 1, 2009. , In 1984, Dr. Fauci became director ...
... -- Thirty-seven scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and ... have issued a major challenge to the neuroscience community. ... a just-published paper, to assemble a comprehensive map of the ... age in which the genomes of many organisms, including that ...
... Ga. A failing heart makes a lot of a ... the body but not enough of the enzyme needed to ... developed, Medical College of Georgia researchers found people in heart ... pro-ANP, or pro-atrial natriuretic peptide, a hormone made by heart ...
... Special Calling: Knowledge ... Leadership ... A Commitment to Caring ... With a majority of its nurses nearing retirement age, the ... members to respond to a new calling this April - ... and Continence Nurses Week, April 12 - 18, the Society ...
... SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 Pacific Fertility Center is ... preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). ... and PGS. The use of this science for such ... for which it is used today. Pacific Fertility Center ...
... The not-for-profit LENA Foundation is putting ... of the Society of Research in Child Development (SRCD). ... talks and one poster will be presented based on ... )"This year,s SRCD is a great opportunity for our ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CSHL neuroscientists propose project to comprehensively map mammalian brain circuits 2Health News:CSHL neuroscientists propose project to comprehensively map mammalian brain circuits 3Health News:CSHL neuroscientists propose project to comprehensively map mammalian brain circuits 4Health News:CSHL neuroscientists propose project to comprehensively map mammalian brain circuits 5Health News:New tests provide new insight into why patients are in heart failure 2Health News:New tests provide new insight into why patients are in heart failure 3Health News:Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society Focuses On Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders 2Health News:Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society Focuses On Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders 3Health News:PGD Technology Offers More Than Designer Babies 2Health News:PGD Technology Offers More Than Designer Babies 3Health News:PGD Technology Offers More Than Designer Babies 4Health News:Five Research Studies at International SRCD Meeting in Denver Use Technology from Boulder Foundation 2Health News:Five Research Studies at International SRCD Meeting in Denver Use Technology from Boulder Foundation 3
(Date:12/22/2014)...   TRU-D SmartUVC LLC, producers of the ... today that the General Services Administration has awarded the ... This newly formed agreement will allow TRU-D ... purchasers, including Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of ... purchasing solutions for the Ebola effort in ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014  ConvaTec, a privately-held medical products and ... appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective ... Ken Berger .  "The Board of Directors of ConvaTec ... over the past three years," said Magnus Lundberg ... are confident that the company is well positioned for ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... and STOCKHOLM , Dec. 22, 2014 ... partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the Committee ... European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a positive opinion ... the treatment of adult men with Peyronie,s disease with ... 30 degrees at the start of therapy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TRU-D SmartUVC LLC Awarded General Services Administration Contract to Expand Government Customer Base 2ConvaTec Names Paul Moraviec Interim CEO Effective December 22, 2014 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 3Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 4Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 5Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 6
... FORT MYERS, Fla., March 1, 2011 Radiation ... that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Radiation Therapy Services International, ... leading private developer and operator of cancer treatment ... purchase price was approximately $80.0 million, consisting of ...
... and ARLINGTON, Va., March 1, 2011 The National ... Foundation today announced a grant  to improve highly-effective science ... Amgen Foundation is committing $1.5 million over three years ... Board Certification, the most prestigious credential in the teaching ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Radiation Therapy Services Holdings, Inc. Acquires Medical Developers, LLC 2Radiation Therapy Services Holdings, Inc. Acquires Medical Developers, LLC 3NBPTS and Amgen Foundation Join to Bolster Science Education 2NBPTS and Amgen Foundation Join to Bolster Science Education 3
Microscissors : Horizontal Scissors...
Microscissors : Vertical Scissors...
Sharp tipped scissors with a curvature of 12 mm to follow the contour of the retina. For cutting in the plane parallel to the retina, cutting membranes adherent to the retinal surface and all purpose...
... The Focus Diagnostics Rickettsia Indirect ... is intended for the detection ... class antibodies to Spotted Fever ... as an in vitro aid ...
Medicine Products: