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Table 1 Team time out items (n = 72 direct observations)

From: Adherence to the WHO surgical safety checklist: an observational study in a Swiss academic center

Team Time Out (TTO) before skin incision Item confirmed
% (n)
 Operating surgeon: «Team Time Out, please» 75 (54)
 All team members have introduced themselves by name and role 99 (71)
Anesthetist
 Patient identification: Family name, first name, birth date 100 (72)
 Type of anesthetic procedure 100 (72)
 Patient is stable 99 (71)
 Allergies 97 (70)
 Antibiotic prophylaxis 97 (70)
 Specific perioperative risks 99 (71)
 Any patient-specific concerns and precautions 99 (71)
Operating surgeon
 Type of surgery and marked site 99 (71)
 Specific risks 99 (71)
 Intraoperative medications 99 (71)
 Duration of surgery 100 (72)
 Anticipated blood loss 99 (71)
 Correct patient positioning 99 (71)
 Specific equipment (e.g. microscope) 99 (71)
 Essential imaging (X-ray, echo, coronary etc.) 97 (70)
OR-Nurse
 Equipment available 97 (70)
 Supplies available 96 (69)
Whole OR team
 Any objections before OR 99 (71
 Team Time Out «completed» 99 (71)