The Commission is carrying rolling out the following teamwork and communication interventions to DHBs from August 2015 to April 2016.

The surgical teamwork and communication interventions that will be the focus for the national roll-out are:

  • briefing before the list begins
  • paperless surgical safety checklist during each operation
  • debriefing at the end of the list
  • supporting communication tools:
    • closed-loop communication
    • call-outs
    • two challenge rule
    • ISBAR (identify, situation, background, assessment, recommendation).

Last updated 13/10/2016