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BBC Horizons video: How to avoid mistakes in surgery

20 Feb 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

This video from BBC Horizons demonstrates the human factors behind surgical errors, and how many of these can be avoided by using the World Health Organisation's surgical safety checklist.

Worldwide Modifications

3 Sep 2012, Safe Surgery NZ

The WHO's checklist is not intended to be comprehensive, and additions and modifications to fit local practice are encouraged.

NPSA Maternity Checklist

3 Sep 2012, Safe Surgery NZ

The development of this checklist has been undertaken as a collaborative project between the NPSA and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

NPSA Cataract Checklist

3 Sep 2012, Safe Surgery NZ

This guidance should be used in conjunction with the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist Supporting Information document.

The Checklist Effect

3 Sep 2012, Safe Surgery NZ

Since the release of the Checklist in June 2008, thousands of hospitals have started using the Checklist in their operating theatres.

Surgical briefing poster

19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

A five-minute team briefing before starting the day’s surgical list reduces patient harm. This poster outlines the steps required for a start-of-list briefing.

Surgical safety culture survey report 2019

10 Sep 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

The 2019 surgical safety culture survey was undertaken by Mobius Research and Strategy, to assist in evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's Safe Surgery NZ programme. This report presents the results of the 2019 survey.

Surgical briefing case studies

19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

Start-of-list briefings improve teamwork, camaraderie and efficiency. These case studies from Counties Manukau Health outline how making start-of-list briefings a standard part of the surgical list, was an easy choice.

Surgical briefing brochure

19 Jun 2019, Safe Surgery NZ

A five-minute team briefing before starting the day’s surgical list reduces patient harm. This brochure answers the most commonly asked questions about introducing a start-of-list briefing.

Start-of-list briefing poster

16 Jun 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

Start-of-list briefing poster for surgical teams in district health board and private hospitals.