Development of a Patient Safety Checklist for Use during Fluoroscopic or Image-guided, Minimally-invasive Procedure in the Department of Radiology, Philippine General Hospital
Objective. This study aimed to develop a patient-safety checklist for use during fluoroscopic- or image-guided minimally-invasive procedures in the Department of Radiology, Philippine General Hospital.
Methodology. A comparison of the Radiological Patient Safety System (RADPASS) and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe (CIRSE) checklists was done. Together with the knowledge of the workflow and through observation of the different procedures in the department, a checklist was developed to suit the appropriate hospital setting. This developed checklist was tested in several procedures, and was evaluated and modified during trial testing.
Result. A patient safety checklist for minimally-invasive and fluoroscopic procedures in the Department of Radiology, Philippine General Hospital was developed through the analysis of the workflow of the department, and observation during the data gathering and trial testing phases.
Conclusion. This simple tool was developed to ensure that all the necessary details before a procedure have been addressed. It has been made as simple as possible, to make it user-friendly. The developed checklist is a step forward in promoting and ensuring the safety of patients undergoing fluoroscopic and minimally-invasive procedures in the Department of Radiology, PGH.