Safe Surgery Course
The Safe Surgery Course is a mobile program, which means that a team of Mercy Ships facilitators will visit surgical hospitals across Senegal. This training is intended for the entire operating room team, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, OR nurses, instrumentalists and sterilization technicians. The sessions will take place over a period of 5 days per hospital and will be organized according to the needs and availability of the hospital. Each hospital is selected by Mercy Ships in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Teamwork, communication and decision-making in the operating room.
- Pulse oximetry
- WHO Surgical Safety Checklist
- Safety in the operating room – sterile environment, counting and sterile processing of instruments.