Implementation

The Implementation Guide takes users step by step through the execution of technical and cultural interventions surrounding the safe surgery checklist. The tools referenced throughout the guide include items such as checklist templates, quality improvement study frameworks, and coaching materials.

Implementation Guide

The Implementation Guide discusses the importance of using the safe surgery checklist as a teamwork and communication tool to improve patient safety. It takes users step by step through the five elements listed below and associated tools to help you understand how to execute technical and cultural interventions surrounding the safe surgery checklist:

  • The Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program
  • Measurement
  • Surgical Safety Checklist
  • Infection Prevention
  • Planning for Sustainability

Training and Tools for Implementation

Once you're ready to implement a program to improve safety culture and reduce infections and other complications, use these hands-on resources to train and guide your ambulatory surgery center team.

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Page last reviewed May 2017
Page originally created April 2017
Internet Citation: Implementation. Content last reviewed May 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/hais/tools/ambulatory-surgery/sections/implementation.html