Resource: In Safe Hands
This Special Feature Resources Page, contains interviews and resources relating to a one day symposium held at the RSM on Wednesday 8th December 2010.
The symposium was called 'In Safe Hands? Reducing Errors in the Operating Team', and featured talks by a number of academics and clinicians on subjects such as: wrong site surgery, stress and fatigue, situation awareness, the WHO surgical check list and safety in high risk industries. To view content, click on the image of speakers in the left hand column.
After viewing a speaker interview, you can select to watch the lecture or access related resources.
Wrong Site Surgery, Surgical Error or System Failure?
Professor George Youngson
Professor Youngson talks about his lecture on wrong site surgery. He looks at the factors that lead a surgeon into making an error and also discusses how often mistakes are happening and what is being done to stop them. Professor Youngson calls for a new approach to safety procedures.