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SAFE OR Courses


The SAFE Operating Room (OR) Course is a multidisciplinary course for surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists.  SAFE OR can be delivered as a one to three-day short course, delivered in an interactive style with a few key lectures and rotating breakout sessions that include discussions, demonstrations and low fidelity simulation. It includes sessions on leadership, teamwork, communications and decision-making. These key messages are highlighted and reinforced throughout. Other key topics include surgical site infection reduction, anaesthesia and surgical emergencies and the principles of enhanced recovery. 

The SAFE OR Course is based on the WHO Guidelines for Safe Surgery and the implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, with a focus on training surgical teams in surgical centres. 


This picture was taken during a SAFE OR Course in 2018.

The flyer for the SAFE OR Course can be found here.