Grand Hôpital de Charleroi (GHdC), Belgium
|Originally developed by:||Based on the checklist developed by WHO|
|Year of development:||2011|
|Next update:||2014 or 2015|
|Available in the following languages:||French|
|Reason for not fulfilling the requirements:||Not available in English|
ype of tool: tool for communication within the team
The checklist identifies 3 phases of an operation, each corresponding to a specific period in the normal flow of work: before anaesthesia, before incision, before the patient leaves the operating room. The surgery team must orally confirm that it has completed the listed tasks.
Surgeon, anaesthetist, nurse; together and at the same time
Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice
Tested in November 2011 in a few operating rooms.
Audit of the completion of the checklist.
Applied since January 2012 in all operating rooms.
Surgery teams resist to use it.
Needed time for implementation
A few years
Strengths and limitations
Aim of the WHO Checklist is not understood by the surgery team, which is not used to orally sharing basic patient information.