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Aim: To evaluate attitudes about the safety atmosphere of a surgery staff before and after an educational action for the implementation of the safe surgery checklist. Method: Quantitative research of experimental type in the period of December 2016 to November 2017. A questionnaire of Safety Attitudes was applied, Surgical Center version for 101 professionals that work in the surgical center of a general hospital before and after na educational action for the implementation of the safe surgery checklist. The data analysis was done with the use of descriptive statistics. Results: Most of the items belonging to the SAQ/CC obtained increase in averages after the educational action. “Communication in the Surgical Atmosphere” was the most approached domain highlighted in the educational action and presented an increase of the averages in all itens; the item that didn´t obtain a satisfactory score in this domain was “The equipments of the surgical center are adequate”. The most pontuated descriptive measure after the educational action was “The transmission of information among professionals of the surgical center before the realization of a surgical procedure is important for the security of the patient”, with a lower deviant pattern. Conclusion: The educational action developed aiming at the implementation of the safe surgery checklist is importante to qualify the assistance to the patient in the surgical period with safety.
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