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IR patient safety checklist

In line with the society’s aim to improve patient safety in IR, CIRSE has created the first-ever safety checklist for the discipline, based on the WHO model. The checklist, which was created by an expert working group led by Michael Lee, was successfully tested in four hospitals across Europe before its launch in 2012.

The single-page document comprises pre-procedural (“Sign-in”) and post-procedural (“Sign-out”) components and can easily be modified to suit the requirements of individual hospitals. The checklist and a corresponding white paper were published in CVIR (April 2012, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 244-246). Authors: Michael J. Lee, Fabrizio Fanelli, Patrick Haage and Krijn P. van Lienden.

All CIRSE members are encouraged to incorporate the checklist into their clinical practice to help improve the safety dynamics of their hospital.

While the information provided in this document is believed to be true and accurate, neither the authors, the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), nor the journal CVIR can accept any legal responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information presented. Should you have any questions regarding the checklist, please contact us at [email protected].