In January of 2007 WHO began a program aimed at improving the safety of surgical care globally. The initiative, Safe Surgery Saves Lives, aims to identify minimum standards of surgical care that can be universally applied across countries and settings.…. Through a two-year process involving international input from surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, infectious disease specialists, epidemiologists,
biomedical engineers, and quality improvement experts, as well as patients and patient safety groups, WHO created a surgical safety checklist that encompasses a simple set of safety standards that can be used in any surgical setting.….. the checklist, which was officially launched on June 25, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Surgical safety is
now a priority for health care safety and quality improvement.
Integrated Management for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (IMEESC) tool kit
WHO Surgical Safety Checklist