Safe OR Checklist

Written iPhone App Review

Price: $1.99 Score: 9/10 By Shaun Campbell Safe OR: Safety Checklist

The Safe OR checklist from QxMD Software Inc. is an adaption of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist. The checklist has been shown in a recent study to drastically reduce post-operative mortality if followed before surgery. (A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population by Haynes et al., N Engl J Med; published at on January 14, 2009 (10.1056/NEJMsa0810119).

This app is three complete surgical checklists, with Yes/No answers that must be checked in order to progress through the

The three checklists are:

  • Before Induction of Anaesthesia (10 point)
  • Before Skin Incision (8 point)
  • Before Patient Leaves OR (5 point)

If any any points on the checklist are not answered “correctly”, then an alert will be given with a request to complete the checklist before proceeding with the operation.

Safe OR requires the 2.0 software update and is compatible with the iPhone & iPod Touch.


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