A safety checklist is a type of standardization proven to help improve patient care and avoid human error. It allows practitioners to break down complex procedures, detect potential errors before they lead to harm and proceed knowing all necessary prior steps have been completed.
As the World Health Organization notes, “Human error in the complex world of modern medicine is inevitable. Harm to patients as the result of these errors is not.”
ACP members and Leadership Academy participants, Felipe Collares, MD and Mehru Sonde, MD, FACP, have developed a phlebology specific checklist for ACP members to use in their daily practice. The Assessment, Care, Plan, or ACP Checklist, walks practitioners through each step of the process from evaluation to post-procedure planning.
Download the ACP Phlebology Safety Checklist