Safe surgery checklist
In all our clinics, we use the checklist for safe surgery, which complies with WHO international standards. This checklist enables us to put in place a safety mechanism that, among other things, checks the completeness of prior examinations or rules out any patient confusion. Regular checks in our clinics ensure that the checklist is implemented consistently and correctly.
Thanks to the CIRS system (Critical Incident Reported System), Swiss Medical Network can constantly evaluate near misses and learn from them in order to avoid them in the future. CIRS is an anonymous tool that is available to all Swiss Medical Network employees and doctors. The clinics manage the CIRS tool independently. Particularly instructive cases and lessons learned are communicated to the entire group.
We want to make the treatment of our patients even safer with identification bracelets or patient wristbands. Our doctors and nursing staff in the wards, operating theatres and various examination units need to be able to identify our patients securely and unambiguously at all times.