Sint-Maarten Hospital, Belgium
Evelien Raman, [email protected]
|Originally developed by:||Sint-Maarten Hospital|
|Country of origin:||Belgium|
|Year of development:||2013|
|Available in the following languages:||English,
Type of tool: tool for training and education, promotion of a safety culture
To illustrate the comparison between the ‘safe surgery checklist’ of an operating room and the checklist used by airline pilots, 3 healthcare professionals (anaesthesiologist, surgeon and patient safety coordinator) adopted the role of flight crew in a cockpit.
This tool is to be used by all members of the surgical team (surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, …).
Applicability (setting e.g. inpatient care, outpatient care, long term care etc.)
Inpatient care – surgical procedures
Information on how the tool has been applied/tested in practice
This film was first shown during a patient safety talkshow on April 25th, 2013, in the settings of a movie theatre. Around 300 people, including 50 doctors, participated and watched the video. The feedback was very positive, both from nurses and surgeons.
Because this video has been implemented very recently, we did not yet test its effects in practice. We plan on evaluating the impact on the use of the safe surgery checklist in June 2013.