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Table 2 Issues and actions to consider for checklist use and implementation

From: Checklists in the operating room: Help or hurdle? A qualitative study on health workers' experiences

   • Support and motivation from the head of the department is crucial
   • Expect and prepare for sceptical colleagues
   • It takes time to become accustomed to checklists; do not draw premature conclusions
   • Keep attention focused on the patient during checklist routines
   • Inform the patient properly in advance
   • Perform part of the checklist before the patient arrives
   • Be aware that the checklist may be used in situations for which it was not intended