Scottish Patient Safety Programme Peri-operative Workstream
The perioperative Care bundle, which includes the reduction of surgical site infections, maintenance of normothermia, control of blood glucose, and also the introduction of safety briefings and surgical pause. This was successfully implemented within theatres across Fife.
Safety briefings and safety pauses have reduced the number of communication failures and have promoted proactive and collaborative team culture. In addition this guarantees the on time antibiotic prophylaxis, DVT prophylaxis, and ensures the maintenance of normothermia and blood glucose.