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By SafetyCulture Team   |  
March 26th, 2015

Medical Inspection Checklists: protecting patient safety

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Human error can be defined as ‘any mental or physical activity, or failure to perform activity, that leads to either an undesired or unacceptable outcome.’

Human error is inevitable and we are all vulnerable to it. In the medical industry, human error can potentially lead to harmful outcomes.

With little margin for error, surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and paramedics can use inspection checklists to assist with post-operation preparedness and ensuring key steps are not missed during surgery, ultimately protecting patient safety.

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The iAuditor public library provides a range of healthcare industry checklists, one example we found was an audit developed for Tracheal intubation. You can find this in the iAuditor Public Library under “Tracheal Intubation Algorithm – Airway Management”

The inspection checklist represents a simple method to ensure crucial details are checked during tracheal intubation. The template contains a series of sections, with step-by-step checks and actions to be performed by the surgical team in the event of different outcomes.

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Tracheal Intubation Template – Sections

Various links to videos and websites for step-by-step medical procedures have also been incorporated into the inspection checklist template.

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Tracheal Intubation Template – Media

This is just one example of how those in the medical industry have used iAuditor to create an inspection checklist. With over 50,000 templates in the iAuditor Public Library there are more medical industry templates to check out.

iAuditor is available for free on both Android and iOS.

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