Perfusion. 2015 Apr 27. pii: 0267659115584785. [Epub ahead of print]
Hussain S, Adams C, Cleland A, Jones PM, Walsh G, Kiaii B.
We describe an adverse event during minimally invasive cardiac surgery that resulted in a multi-disciplinary review of intra-operative errors and the creation of a procedural checklist. This checklist aims to prevent errors of omission and communication failures that result in increased morbidity and mortality. We discuss the application of the aviation - led "threats and errors model" to medical practice and the role of checklists and other strategies aimed at reducing medical errors.
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KEYWORDS: checklist; medical errors; minimally invasive; threats and errors
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