The Checklist

The Surgical Safety Checklist is at the heart of everything we do at Lifebox.

A wonder drug on a piece of paper, across economic and geographic divides it’s proven to reduce risk of complications and mortality in surgery by more than 40%.

It’s just a lot harder to prescribe.

And whether it’s due to limited access, continuing education or even lack of paper for printing, hospitals in low-resource settings face even more significant barriers to effective use.

But this 19-step communications tool can turn a group of nurses, anaesthetists and surgeons into a life-saving team. And Lifebox is committed to working with hospital partners around the world to introduce it effectively.

The Checklist was developed under the leadership of Lifebox founder and chair Atul Gawande. Check out the video below to see it in action.