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Implementation of Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative in Ahmed-Gasim’s Cardiac Center Ahmed Abdallah
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, ahmedkhier@hotmail.com

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Abdallah A. Implementation of Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative in Ahmed-Gasim’s Cardiac Center. [Masters dissertation]. Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; 2011.

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Implementation of Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative in Ahmed-Gasim’s Cardiac Center

Student ID: 9112723

This Change Project report is a dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the degree of MSc in Quality & Safety in Healthcare Management, Institute of Leadership, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin Year 2, Bahrain- 2010-2011

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Date: 27-06-2011 Word Count: 11517 Facilitator‟s Name: Dr. Jonathan Drennan

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Table of Contents
Table of Contents .......................................................................................................................................... 3 Table of Figures ............................................................................................................................................ 5 Abstract ......................................................................................................................................................... 6 Acknowledgements ....................................................................................................................................... 7 Chapter 1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 8

1.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................... 8 1.2 Rationale for carrying out the change ................................................................................................. 8 1.3 Summary ........................................................................................................................................... 10 Chapter 2 Literature Review ................................................................................................................. 12

2.1 Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 12 2.2 Patient safety and safe surgery .......................................................................................................... 12 2.3 The checklist ..................................................................................................................................... 16 2.4 Safety culture and the role of education............................................................................................ 17 2.5 Nontechnical skills and human factors ............................................................................................. 19 2.6 Implementation of Safe Surgery initiative ........................................................................................ 21 2.7 Summary ........................................................................................................................................... 24 Chapter 3 Methods...
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