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Safer surgery activity: Invite another surgical team to watch your team complete a checklist

The purpose of this activity is to help improve teamwork and communication related to the use of the surgical checklist. They are based on activities from the UK's National Health Service (NHS).

Invite another surgical team to watch your team complete the checklist. Then review together how it went.

  • Was there anything your team does differently to the other team?
  • Did the other team have any tips to help improve your checklist?
  • What strategies used by other teams could you incorporate into your team?

Alternatively, ask a neighbouring surgical team to let your team watch them complete a checklist. Use the review points above in reverse.

For more information about this activity, download the flyer.