‘Safety by DEFAULT’: introduction and impact of a paediatric ward round checklist

@inproceedings{Sharma2013SafetyBD,
  title={‘Safety by DEFAULT’: introduction and impact of a paediatric ward round checklist},
  author={Sanjiv Sharma and Mark J. Peters},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Poor communication is a source of risk. This can be particularly significant in areas of high clinical acuity such as intensive care. Ward rounds are points where large amounts of information must be communicated in a time-limited environment with many competing interests. This has the potential to reduce effective communication and risk patient safety. Checklists have been used in many industries to improve communication and mitigate risk. We describe the introduction of a ward… CONTINUE READING
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