How to Avoid Mistakes in Surgery

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Contact information:  

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, UK
Lynne Caley, unitedkin[email protected]

Originally developed by: BBC Television
Country of origin: UK
Year of development: 2013
Last updated: No information available
Next update: No information available
Available in the following languages: English
Reason for not fulfilling the requirements: The video can be viewed via yotutube for free. However, for teaching purposes a copy has to be purchased from the BBC.

Type of tool: tool for training and education

Short description

This is a recording of a TV programme that was shown to the general public and gives a powerful summary of the need for surgical checklists. It has been uploaded to youtube and can be viewed there. BBC Active distributes licences and programmes to educational institutions, charities, businesses, museums and festivals for educational and training purposes but are unable to distribute to individuals. If your organisation wishes to have a copy of this programme for educational and training purposes, it can be purchased from BBC Archive.
BBC Active licences worldwide and the cost of a licence and programme on DVD is £195.00 + VAT and a £10.00 courier charge.
Please visit BBC Active website to purchase a copy .

Target audience

All stakeholders including staff and patients and carers

Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)

Inpatient care

Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice

The programme was very well received in the UK and is a powerful advocate for the use of checklists and all elements of patient safety.