Ophthalmology Safety Checklist :. Improving Patient Safety- One Step at a Time . Donna U. Gramigna, RN, BSN, CPN(C) Hamza Khan, MD, MPH FRCSC FACS Courtney Addis, RN, BScN, MHSA Carla Service, BScN, MPA, CHE. Financial Disclosures.
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Improving Patient Safety- One Step at a Time
Donna U. Gramigna, RN, BSN, CPN(C)
Hamza Khan, MD, MPH FRCSC FACS
Courtney Addis, RN, BScN, MHSA
Carla Service, BScN, MPA, CHE
Bausch and Lomb
Has no financial interest.
Surgical safety is a priority across health systems and for all providers. Utilizing a perioperative checklist may reduce the rate of certain ‘never events’1 such as wrong patient, wrong site, or wrong implant surgery. We found the development of a specific Ophthalmology checklist tool required an interdisciplinary approach.
Primary goals: patient safety and good team communication
Secondary goal: minimal impact on the high volume, rapid turnover setting of outpatient cataract surgery
The New Safety Checklist
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