Can We Use Multiple Checklists in the Same Operating Room Area?
During the initial implementation of the checklist, we recommend against using multiple checklists because it can be difficult to train OR staff to use more than one checklist. There is one general checklist template but we also recognize that it may not work in all surgical areas. If an area is separated from the main OR’s, such as ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) or cardiac surgery site, a different checklist may be used since staff will be working in this one area. Because of this, we have composed slightly different checklists to meet the needs of both AASC and cardiac surgery procedures. These modified templates are available by clicking here.
Link to both templates on website