Maha Mohammad Bindahman1, Nawal Saeed Banafa2* and Fahmi Omer Aram3
1Assistant Professor Anaesthesia, Fundamental Medical Sciences Department, Hadhramout University, Yemen
2Associate Professor Community Medicine, Fundamental Medical Sciences Department, Hadhramout University, Yemen
3Professor in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Hadhramout University, Yemen
*Corresponding Author: Nawal Saeed Banafa, Associate Professor Community Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, Hadhramout University, Mukalla, Hadhramout, Yemen.
Received: June 11, 2018; Published: July 10, 2018
Citation: Nawal Saeed Banafa., et al. “Implementation of Surgical Safety Checklist in Mukalla Hospitals; Yemen”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.5 (2018).
Background: The use of WHO surgical safety checklist results in striking improvements in surgical outcomes and decreases effectively the adverse events; accordingly, it necessitates rapid adoption worldwide. We are going to assess the extent of application of such checklist in our surgical setting.
Method: We surveyed all six hospitals in Mukalla city in three months period (Aug-Oct 2016), Observations and interviews were conducted using already prepared forms. The data was analyzed by SPSS version 20.
Results: Six hospitals performed 110 procedures during the three months period. The private hospitals implementing the WHO surgical safety checklist more than government hospitals 87.10% vs 79.39%. (Sign out) part of the checklist was the most applied 86.75% followed by (sign in) and (Time out) 86.37%, 81.08% respectively. The overall application of the standards of the checklist in Mukalla hospitals was 81.77%.
Conclusion: The surgical safety checklist of WHO was partial applied in our hospitals. The checklist is a simple tool, which can downloaded freely from the WHO. Adaptation of the checklist to suit local conditions is encouraged.
Keywords: Surgical Safety Checklist; Mukalla Hospitals
Copyright: © 2018 Nawal Saeed Banafa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.