There are various versions of the WHO checklist, adapted by
various organizations around the world. Some are adapted to
account for local practices, others for specialized situations.
Several offer applications for hand-held devices.
Children’s Hospital of Boston
pediatric surgery checklist.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has adapted the WHO checklist
for three specific settings:
adult cardiac surgery,
general thoracic surgery and
congenital heart surgery.
The UK National Health Service developed a
checklist for cataract surgery and a
checklist for radiological interventions.
There are even several free iPhone apps:
Safe OR: Safety Checklist, Safe
and Check a Box,
Save a Life. Other resources often are the product of
provider organizations or expert committees. However, apps are
not such products, and they should be evaluated for accuracy and
proper function prior to use.