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Table 2 Team sign out items (n = 32 direct observations)

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

Team Sign Out (TSO) before patient leaves OR Item confirmed
% (n)
 Operating surgeon: «Team Sign Out, please» 22 (7)
Operating surgeon
 Name of the procedure 22 (7)
 Dressing, Drainage, Specials 22 (7)
 Prescriptions 19 (6)
 Correct specimen labelling, forms and laboratory containers (Patients name and birth date) 16 (5)
OR-Nurses
 Completion of instrument, sponge and needle count 16 (5)
 Image intensifier images transmitted to PACSa 13 (4)
 Images- and Video data saved 13 (4)
Anesthetist
 Relevant events 19 (6)
 Postoperative Analgesia 19 (6)
 Prescriptions 19 (6)
 Other 16 (5
Whole OR team
 Unexpected, critical events 16 (5)
 If yes, specified and reported (CIRS)b 13 (4)
Team Sign Out «completed» 19 (6)
  1. aPicture archiving and communication system
  2. bCritical incident reporting system