Trained Observers are Active Participants

You turn the checklist into practice. You do much more than record; you help ensure the safety of your colleagues. You will guide the process both by your voice and actions. Besides reading the verbal instructions from the checklist, you also have the responsibility of keeping the healthcare provider calm and proceeding at a slow and deliberate pace.

Although you will be following the checklist step by step, know that there are also differences in facilities that may require you to customize your participation according to your facility’s resources, equipment, and physical layout. It is up to you to balance the safety of the individual with the physical requirements of the donning and doffing areas.