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The Surgical Safety Checklist Medical Record (MR87) form
To ensure a uniform approach to checking patient identification and matching that patient to their intended surgical intervention the Surgical Safety Checklist has been developed.
The purpose of the Surgical Safety Checklist is to:
The Clinical Communication and Patient Identification Clinical Directive and Surgical Safety Checklist apply to all SA Health employees and persons who provide or assist in the provision of surgical services on behalf of SA Health.
To assist implementation of the directive and to evaluate whether the surgical safety checklist has been successfully embedded into practice, the following are available:
The observations should be conducted unobtrusively by a member of the Senior Theatre Team and include a sampling of cases across all clinical specialties.
Department for Health and Wellbeing - Safety & Quality Unit