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|Title:||An exploration of surgical team perceptions toward implementation of surgical safety checklists in a non-native English-speaking country|
Jo Anne D. Whitney
|Abstract:||© 2018 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Background: In-depth information on the success and failure of implementing the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist (SSC) has been questioned in non-native English-speaking countries. This study explored the experiences of SSC implementation and documented barriers and strategies to improve SSC implementation. Methods: A qualitative study was performed in 33 Thai hospitals. The information from focus group discussions with 39 nurses and face-to-face, in-depth interviews with 50 surgical personnel was analyzed using content analysis. Results: Major barriers were an unclear policy, inadequate personnel, refusals and resistance from the surgical team, English/electronic SSC, and foreign patients. The key strategies to improve SSC implementation were found to be policy management, training using role-play and station-based deconstruction, adapting SSC implementation suitable for the hospital's context, building self-awareness, and patient involvement. Conclusion: The barriers of SSC were related to infrastructure and patients. Effective policy management, teamwork and individual improvement, and patient involvement may be the keys to successful SSC implementation.|
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