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Table 2 Missing items in Checklists at University of Gondar Hospital, January–March, 2013 Northwest Ethiopia

From: Compliance with Surgical Safety Checklist completion in the operating room of University of Gondar Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Item no. Checklist items Number of times missing %
Sign in
1 Has the patient confirmed his/her identity, site, procedure and consent? 19 1.9
2 Is the site marked? 61 6.0
3 Are the anesthesia equipment and medication checks complete? 6 0.6
4 Pulse oximetry is attached and functional 6 0.6
5 Does the patient have a known allergy? 69 6.8
6 Does the patient have a difficult airway or aspiration risk? 34 3.3
7 Is risk of blood loss >500 ml and require blood? 55 5.4
8 Does the assigned person put his/her name and signature? 23 2.3
Subtotal 273 26.9
Time out
9 Confirm all tem members have introduced themselves by name and role 63 6.2
10 Confirm the patient’s name, procedure and site of incision 16 1.6
11 Has antibiotic prophylaxis been given within the last 60 min? 28 2.8
Anticipated critical events to surgeon:
12 What are the critical or non-routine steps 23 2.7
13 How long will the operation take? 42 4.1
14 Is the anticipated blood loss  > 500 ls? 33 3.2
Anticipated critical events to anesthetist:
15 Are there any patient-specific concerns? 61 6.0
Anticipated critical events to nursing team:
16 Sterility confirmed 2 0.2
17 Are there equipment issue or any concern 71 6.7
18 Is essential imaging displayed 53 5.2
19 Does the assigned person put his/her name and signature? 44 4.3
Subtotal 436 43.0
Sign out
20 Nurse verbally confirms name of procedure 57 5.6
21 Completion of instrument, sponge, needle and suture counts 3 0.3
22 Are there any equipment problems to be addressed? 52 5.1
23 What are the key concerns for recovery and management of this patient? 99 9.7
24 Specimen labeled correctly 41 4.0
25 Does the assigned person put his/her Name and signature? 55 5.4
Subtotal 307 30.1
Total 1016 100