Checklists have been shown to be highly cost-effective. You are encouraged to download one of these surgical checklists and add or modify it to fit your local practice. The good implementation of a checklist can be an important step in promoting a culture of safety. There is no doubt that it will have a positive effect on our surgery teams, improve safety of our elective procedures, and improve the public image of our specialty.
For information about the Operating Room Checklist, contact its author:
Lorne Rosenfield, MD