Development of an adhesive surgical ward round checklist: a technique to improve patient safety.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207286
Title:
Development of an adhesive surgical ward round checklist: a technique to improve patient safety.
Authors:
Dhillon, P; Murphy, R K J; Ali, H; Burukan, Z; Corrigan, M A; Sheikh, A; Hill, A D K
Affiliation:
Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. Paul.dhillon@gmail.com
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2011 Nov-Dec;104(10):303-5.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207286
PubMed ID:
22256442
Abstract:
Checklists have been shown to improve patient outcomes. Checklist use is seen in the pre-operative to post-operative phases of the patient pathway. An adhesive checklist was developed for ward rounds due to the positive impact it could have on improving patient safety. Over an eight day period data were collected from five consultant-led teams that were randomly selected from the surgical department and divided into sticker groups and control groups. Across the board percentage adherence to the Good Surgical Practice Guidelines (GSPG) was markedly higher in the sticker study group, 1186 (91%) in comparison with the control group 718 (55%). There was significant improvement of documentation across all areas measured. An adhesive checklist for ward round note taking is a simple and cost-effective way to improve documentation, communication, hand-over, and patient safety. Successfully implemented in a tertiary level centre in Dublin, Ireland it is easily transferable to other surgical departments globally.
Language:
eng
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDhillon, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, R K Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAli, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBurukan, Zen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, M Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheikh, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHill, A D Ken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:04:01Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:04:01Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:04:01Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2011 Nov-Dec;104(10):303-5.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid22256442en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207286-
dc.description.abstractChecklists have been shown to improve patient outcomes. Checklist use is seen in the pre-operative to post-operative phases of the patient pathway. An adhesive checklist was developed for ward rounds due to the positive impact it could have on improving patient safety. Over an eight day period data were collected from five consultant-led teams that were randomly selected from the surgical department and divided into sticker groups and control groups. Across the board percentage adherence to the Good Surgical Practice Guidelines (GSPG) was markedly higher in the sticker study group, 1186 (91%) in comparison with the control group 718 (55%). There was significant improvement of documentation across all areas measured. An adhesive checklist for ward round note taking is a simple and cost-effective way to improve documentation, communication, hand-over, and patient safety. Successfully implemented in a tertiary level centre in Dublin, Ireland it is easily transferable to other surgical departments globally.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment of an adhesive surgical ward round checklist: a technique to improve patient safety.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeaumont Hospital, Beaumont, Dublin 9. Paul.dhillon@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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