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London, UK: Royal College of Surgeons of England; 2019.
Physical demands and technical complexities can affect surgical safety. This resource is designed to capture frontline perceptions of surgeons in the United Kingdom regarding concerning behaviors exhibited by their peers during practice to facilitate awareness of problems, motivate improvement, and enable learning.
Safer delivery of surgical services: a programme of controlled before-and-after intervention studies with pre-planned pooled data analysis.
McCulloch P, Morgan L, Flynn L, et al. Health Services and Delivery Research. Southampton, UK: NIHR Journals Library; 2016.
This publication reports five British hospitals' experiences with teamwork interventions in surgical teams. Although teamwork training alone improved how teams functioned, it did not always enhance clinical performance. The investigators found that integrated training that combines technical and social improvements, such as Lean, resulted in more effective improvements.
Allegranzi B, Bischoff P, de Jonge S, et al; WHO Guidelines Development Group. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2016. ISBN: 9789241549882.
Efforts to reduce surgical site infections have achieved some success. The World Health Organization has taken a leading role in eliminating health care–associated harms and has compiled guidelines to address factors that contribute to surgical site infections in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care. The document includes recommendations for improvement informed by the latest evidence.
NHS England Patient Safety Domain, National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures Group. London, UK: National Health Service; 2015.
Patients face risks when undergoing invasive procedures. This report provides recommendations developed by multidisciplinary consensus and outlines how organizations can implement the standards to improve safety of invasive procedures.
NHS England Never Events Taskforce. London, UK: NHS England; February 27, 2014.
Examining risks in surgical care such as deviation in practice, this report outlines strategies to improve outcomes, including better adoption of care standards, determining organizational safety policies, and multidisciplinary training initiatives.
Journal Article > Government Resource
de Boer M, Boeker EB, Ramrattan MA, et al. Int J Clin Pharm. 2013;35:744-752.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Epworth House, 25 City Road, London, EC1Y 1AA.
Launched under the title National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths (NCEPOD), this office changed its name to represent broader goals established in 2002. NCEPOD seeks to review clinical practices and make recommendations to improve the quality and delivery of care. They perform confidential surveys exploring a variety of medical care issues and provide recommendations to clinicians and management for implementation.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, UK G2 5RJ.
The Scottish Audit of Surgical Mortality (SASM) facilitates the peer review of all surgical deaths in Scotland. It has the unique distinction of being totally voluntary and involves input from more than 1100 consulting clinicians.
Tools/Toolkit > Multi-use Website
Geneva, Switzerland: WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety; June 25, 2008.
This initiative provides a surgical safety checklist and related educational and training materials to encourage international adoption of a core set of safety standards. Implementation of this World Health Organization's checklist has resulted in dramatic reductions in surgical mortality and complications across diverse international hospitals. Surgical checklists have now become one of the clearest success stories in the patient safety movement, although some have described challenges to effective implementation. Dr. Atul Gawande discussed the history of checklists as a quality and safety tool in his book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.