Tag: surgery app

WHO Surgical Safety Checklist App

Practice Safer Surgery Using this App According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 234 million surgeries are performed worldwide. Unfortunately, over 7 million surgical complications will occur resulting in over 1 million deaths. Of these tragic deaths, it is estimated that nearly three-quarters of these are preventable. In 2007, the WHO launched the Safe […]

Using an iPhone app to calculate the risk of death in the operating room

A number of studies have shown that medical calculators are extremely popular tools on mobile devices. The ability to quickly access and accurately calculate a useful result at the point of care is highly attractive to many healthcare professionals. However, many of these calculators omit the formula to calculate surgical risk of morbidity and mortality. […]