Ensuring patient safety in the new operating theatre of UMMC trauma Centre: an anaesthesiologist novice experience

Mamat , M.; Chan, L. (2009) Ensuring patient safety in the new operating theatre of UMMC trauma Centre: an anaesthesiologist novice experience. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 12 (2). pp. 83-91. ISSN 1823-7339

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Abstract

Patient safety is a serious global healthcare issue. Harm can be caused by a range of errors or adverse events. Therefore, it is vital that the commissioning of a new operating theatre should comply to the highest standard before it is allowed to function. This paper accounts our experience in the commissioning of the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) trauma centre operating theatre(OT) complex in July 2008. We highlighted the problems we faced in adhering to the international standard guidelines. Unanticipated events were handled professionally and solved. With this experience, we hope that the identified problems would provide suggestions for commissioning an operating theatre in the local setting in the future.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Mamat , M.
  2. Chan, L.
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC)
Additional Information: Department of Anaesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Email: mafeitz@gmail.com
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patient Safety; Operating Theatre Commission.
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2011 10:43
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 10:43
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1708

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