COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist Workshop

A multidisciplinary workshop for surgical teams to reduce the risk of infection through use of the COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist

The COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist is aimed at multidisciplinary surgical teams performing surgery in the time of COVID-19. The workshop supports surgical teams to use the COVID-19 Checklist – performing key infection prevention strategies that keep the surgical team and patient safe. The training is a two-day modular training for a total of four hours, including simulation. 

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:
1. Identify the risks posed to the operating room team by a surgical patient presenting to the OR with COVID-19
2. Explain the components of the COVID-19 surgical checklist and how it can help to minimize risk to the operating room team.
3. Adapt the COVID-19 checklist for local use
4. Practice using the COVID-19 checklist and plan for challenges with implementation

This workshop is available as a Train-the-Trainer and can be conducted virtually in English, French, and Spanish. If you are interested in organizing a COVID-19 for your facility please get in touch with Lifebox at [email protected]

This COVID-19 Surgical Patient Checklist was developed by Lifebox, Smile Train, and the World Federation of the Societies of Anesthesiologists. For more information see here.