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How to avoid mistakes in surgery

21 March, 2013 (21:49) | Paper Records, patient safety, Patient-Centered Care | By: Helga Perry

I’m watching the 3rd programme in the BBC2 television series “How to avoid mistakes in surgery” – and they’re talking about the power of paper checklists in aviation. Paper still rules there. So in surgery there are the World Health Organization patient surgical safety checklists, introduced in 2008.  They are now used in many kinds […]

About time too

27 July, 2012 (09:04) | Initiatives, National Programmes, Patient-Centered Care, Standardisation | By: Helga Perry

There’s a lot of news coverage today about the call from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) for the standardisation of observation charts and introduction of a National Early Warning Score (NEWS).  We note that NEWS is not recommended for use in pregnancy or children under 16, but it’s a welcome step in the right direction. […]