Recommendations to Improve the Implementation Compliance of Surgical Safety Checklist in Surgery Rooms

Sandrawati, Juliana • Supriyanto, Stefanus • R, Thinni Nurul
Journal article Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan • January 2014

Abstract

Background: Surgical Safety Checklist has been adopted in surgery room as a tool to improve safe surgery. Its implementation during 2012 was low (33.9%) so was the completeness of filling it (57.3%). Objective: To increase the implementation of Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) through analyzing the effect of policy, procedures, patient safety culture, and individual factors on compliance SSC implementation in the surgery room. Methods: Cross-sectional study with descriptive observational approach was done to find influencing factors of health care personnels' compliance to fill SSC. Sample consisted of all surgery room nurses (45 nurses), 10 surgeons and 4 anesthesists. Data collection was made use of questionnaires, surgical medical records and SSC form. Results:The compliance to fill SSC in April 2013 was still low (55.9%). Written policy on patient safety was absent and awareness of respondents about the procedure was low. Respondents' assessment showed that patient safety culture in surgery room was good, except management and stress recognition dimensions. Likewise, the respondents' knowledge about SSC was low (61.0%). Conclusion: The study conclude that influencing factors of compliance implementation SSC is absence of the written policy in patient safety, lack of socialization of Standar Prosedur Operasional to health care personnels, lack of knowledge about SSC, lack awareness about the importance of SSC, shortage of surgery room nurses, and innappropriate perception about filling SSC as workload. Recomendation:The study will be making of written policy in patient safety and SSC, followed by socialization to health care personnels, training about SSC implementation, empowering and advocating surgery room nurses and use of reminders.

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