By implementing evidence-based ORSAM practices, such as preoperative briefings, surgical checklists, standardized handovers, and postoperative debriefings, OR teams can improve their communication, coordination, and teamwork. These practices can also help prevent errors, identify and resolve issues, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
Improving ORCE and ORSAM is not only beneficial for the patients and the OR team, but also for the health care system as a whole. It can reduce unnecessary delays, cancellations, and readmissions, which can improve access to surgical care and optimize resource allocation. It can also enhance the reputation and competitiveness of the health care facility and attract more patients and staff.
Therefore, it is important for health care leaders and managers to prioritize ORCE and ORSAM improvement initiatives and support their implementation. By doing so, they can ensure that their ORs deliver high-quality, safe, and efficient surgical care to their patients.
SMI program design elements include: