This presentation was delivered by Dr. Lorelei Lingard at the BC Surgical Quality Action Network's 2013 annual meeting. Dr. Lingard is the Director of the Centre for Education Research & Innovation at The University of Western Ontario.
Team communication is critical to patient safety and care quality. Surgical checklists reflect this knowledge. Unfortunately, surgical checklist performance is often reduced to a matter of ‘compliance’ rates in service of an audit culture. When this happens, the checklist initiative fails to achieve its intended purpose of collective competence in the operating room. We need a way forward from the current paradox of surgical team checklists.
Watch a recording of the presentation at https://vimeo.com/78557791
Visit http://bcpsqc.ca/clinical-improvement/sqan/ to learn more about the event.