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Surgical briefing resource toolkit

The following resources highlight the evidence for undertaking briefings, the benefits, and how-to undertake a start-of-list briefing. You will also find promotional resources, such as posters, to use as a prompt within your hospital. To read more about surgical briefing awareness day held in June 2019 click here.

What is a briefing?

Publications
Publication: Surgical briefing case studies 
Publication: Surgical briefing poster 
Publication: Surgical briefing brochure 
Videos
The following videos talk about the benefits of introducing start-of-list surgical briefings, how they are held at Counties Manukau Health, the benefits of surgical briefing and how briefings support practical decision-making. 
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Surgical briefings are an efficient way to start the day

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How surgical briefings are held at Counties Manukau Health

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What are the benefits of surgical briefings?

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Surgical briefings support practical decision-making

  

These three short videos are of surgical team members discussing why they have found briefings helpful and the benefits they have seen as a result.

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Teamwork & communication video: Interview 1

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Teamwork & communication video: Interview 2

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Teamwork & communication video: Interview 3

Evidence for briefings

Evidence for the use of briefings can be found in the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s publication: Checklists, briefings and debriefings: An evidence summary

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Checklists, briefings and debriefings: An evidence summary 

How to undertake a briefing

Watch a short video of Professor Ian Civil leading a briefing.

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Teamwork & communication video: Briefing

Poster:

Start-of-list briefing poster

Poster showing the steps for a start-of-surgical-list briefing.

Last updated 18/07/2019