CC2018: Checking in on the Checklist - Ten Years of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist (PtS)
This session has been identified and designated as Credit to Address Regulatory Mandate for Patient Safety.
It has been 10 years since the launch of the WHO (World Health Organization) Surgical Safety Checklist. The surgical community is working hard to introduce, implement, and measure the intervention across the globe. This session will discuss the current state of knowledge around checklist implementation, the successes and challenges in the process, and opportunities for impact in resource-constrained settings.
- Checklists and the Culture of Safety
Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH, FACS, Boston, MA
- The Checklist as a Framework for Process Improvement: Success Stories
Tihitena N. Mammo, MD, FCS(ECSA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Challenges of Checklist Implementation: Lessons Learned
Adriana M. Serna Lozano, MD, Bogotá, Colombia
- What Is the Next Frontier in Global Safe Surgery?
King David Terna Yawe, MD, FWACS, FICS, FISS, FIICA, MNIM, Lagos, Nigeria
- Practicing surgeons
- Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
- Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
- Enhance the quality of patient care
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Faculty and Disclosures
Atul A. Gawande, MD, MPH, FACS, Boston, MA - Produced writing and other media on health care including the use of checklists: Royalties from publishers and media outlets worldwide.: Writer/correspondent Royalties from multiple publishers: Royalties: Writer/Interviewee, CEO of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase Healthcare Venture: Salary: CEO
Tihitena N. Mammo, MD, FCS(ECSA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - No Disclosures
Adriana M. Serna Lozano, MD, Bogotá, Colombia - No Disclosures
King David Terna Yawe, MD, FWACS, FICS, FISS, FIICA, MNIM, Lagos, Nigeria - No Disclosures
Program Committee and Disclosures
CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures
David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
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Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion