Safe Surgery

Juzoor is implementing a 30 month project with funds from MAP UK to address safe surgery within the ministry of health starting with the implementation of the surgical safety checklist and providing technical training on the standards required for the integration of the surgical safety checklist. This project is being implemented in partnership with the hospital directorate and the directorate of quality to ensure sustainability through monitoring and measuring indicators.

The project utilised an audit tool developed by the UK Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) to perform a baseline audit before implementation to identify the needs. It aims to provide capacity building to the team members that work within the operating rooms to ensure safe surgery and aims at supporting the MoH in the implementation and embedding of the surgical safety checklist in the operating rooms through a quality improvement collaborative approach requiring on site follow up and coaching as well as workshops to share experiences, indicators, and address topics that need further training or attention. The project also aims to advocate for safe surgery as an integrated principle of practice within the operating rooms thus including managers and various stake holders including surgical residents and nursing students in order to support the integration of the surgical safety checklist into their educational programs.

The project in cooperation with the general directorate of education in health is providing an opportunity of training for all operating room nurses in the ministry of health as well as nurses from tertiary Nongovernmental hospitals (Maqassed , Augusta Victoria , Ahli and Najah). The course includes two components ; an online course developed by Juzoor followed by face to face of 5 days training using evidence based materials and audiovisual aids . The course will allow nurses completing it to pass an online test and receive certificate accredited by the Directorate of education in health. The project has also contributed to the development of policies needed for the application of safe surgery including competency checklists for each policy in order to provide managers and quality auditors with tools to monitor staff competencies in applying the learning they obtain as well as the application of the standards within the policies that had been drafted around surgical safety