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Proposal of Checklists for Patient Safety in Miniscalpel Acupuncture Treatment of Cervical and Lumbar Spine: Pilot Trial
J Korean Med Rehabil 2018;28:61-72
Published online January 31, 2018;
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Hee-Geun Jo, K.M.D., Min-Yeong Song, K.M.D.*, Sang-Hoon Yoon, K.M.D. Sin-Yeong Jeong, K.M.D., Jong-Hwan Kim, K.M.D., Eun-Hye Baek, K.M.D., Jungtae Leem, K.M.D.

Chung-Yeon Medical Institute, Jangsu-gun Health Center and County Hospital*, Chung-Yeon Korean Medical Hospital, Dongshin Korean Medicine Hospital
Correspondence to: Sang-Hoon Yoon, Chung-Yeon Medical Institute, 64 Sangmujungang-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju 61949, Korea
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Received December 26, 2017; Accepted January 9, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives The authors propose a new checklist model adapted for safety miniscalpel acupuncture procedure of cervical and lumbar spine.
Methods On the basis of available literature and expert opinion, a prototype checklist was developed. The checklist was adapted on the basis of observation of daily practice.
Results The checklist has three parts: 1. prevention and management of healthcare associated infections, 2. verification list before and after miniscalpel acupuncture treatment, 3. adverse event monitoring after procedure. We presented a summary checklist based on the above contents.
Conclusions We propose the first patient safety checklist for minicalpel acupuncture treatment of cervical and lumbar spine. The checklist will be complemented using further research methodologies.
Keywords : Miniscalpel acupuncture, Checklist, Patient safety, Adverse event

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