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I AM FOR SAFETY Surgical Checklist

Purpose

This checklist provides a convenient memory aid for the safety checks required by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), the Joint Commission (JC), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during three important phases of the peri-operative period- Sign In (I AM FOR SAFE), Time-Out (T), and Sign Out (Y).

Contents

A brief explanation of the safety check(s) represented by each letter of the I AM FOR SAFETY mnemonic

Contact Person/Organization: 

Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE

Type of Tool:

Publication Date: 
2009
Videos: 

WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives Checklist