Here at Networklearning we have found another reason to like checklists. They are a great way of ensuring good training and improving the way professionals do their work. And now a checklist is saving lives. A study carried in eight hospitals across the world has found that using one during major operations cut deaths and complications by more than a third. It ensured that the surgical team checked that they had the right patient, checked that all the swabs and forceps were removed before the patient was sewn up, and so on.
Has your organisation developed any checklists for your own workers? We would be very interested to hear about any improvements it has made.