Patient safety is our top priority. For this reason, the Privatklinik Lindberg's operating theatres use a version of the WHO Safety Checklist that has been slightly modified by the Swiss Medical Network's own medical committee. Our doctors and medical staff conduct all procedures strictly in accordance with the standard approaches on the checklist. Every member of staff involved in the operation must initial the Safety Checklist by way of confirmation. It is filed along with the patient's dossier and archived for ten years.
Sign In: The Sign In comprises 19 points, including the type of procedure and the parts/areas of the body affected. The patient must also confirm this information. Our staff checks to ensure that the correct type of anaesthesia is used and that all risks relevant to the patient (e.g. allergies) are taken into account.
Time Out Team: The Time Out Team covers a total of 18 points on the checklist. As part of this process, all members of the team introduce themselves, all documentation (X-rays, diagnoses, implants) is checked and special mention made of any critical or unusual stages in the operating procedure. We further confirm that all materials are sterile and whether an antibiotic prophylaxis has been used.