Just as checklists used in the aviation industry dramatically reduce the incidence of human error and provide higher safety and success margins, implant surgery should start with a thorough presurgery check by the surgeon. Surgeons have relied solely on memory for these checks, but the complexity of the information regarding the procedures of today makes it difficult to properly deliver it to patients in a consistent, correct, and safe manner. This checklist booklet outlines the proper sequence for surgical procedures, details the setups for necessary instruments, provides postoperative instructions, and even includes a clear roadmap to follow in emergency scenarios that might be encountered during or after surgery. It offers the implant surgeon a standardized approach to ensure that surgical procedures run smoothly and that an extra margin of safety is respected at all times. A built-in collapsible stand facilitates viewing in the treatment room. Washable pages make this book usable even in sterile environments, and when written on in ballpoint pen, the ink can be easily erased with an alcohol wipe.
92 pp (softcover); 50 color illus
ISBN 978-0-86715-570-9, 9780867155709