A surgical safety checklist should be used before the administration of anesthesia, making a skin incision, and prior to a patient's departure from the operating room. The World Health Administration (WHO) provides a list of surgical checkpoints to complete throughout the course of a patient's operation to protect them from human error and the risk of developing a post-op infection. Check the following before beginning the procedure:
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Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.