The surgical safety checklist: lessons learned during implementation.

  title={The surgical safety checklist: lessons learned during implementation.},
  author={James Forrest Calland and Florence E. Turrentine and Stephanie Guerlain and Viktor E. Bovbjerg and G. R. Poole and Kelsey Lebeau and James Peugh and Reid Adams},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={77 9},
Procedural checklists may be useful for increasing the reliability of safety-critical processes because of their potential capacity to improve teamwork, situation awareness, and error catching. To test the hypothesized utility and adaptability of checklists to surgical teams, we performed a randomized controlled trial of procedural checklists to determine their capacity to increase the frequency of safety-critical behaviors during 47 laparoscopic cholecystectomies. Ten attending surgeons at an… CONTINUE READING