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April 30, 2014

Use of a daily goals checklist for morning ICU rounds: a mixed-methods study.

Centofanti JE, Duan EH, Hoad NC, et al. Use of a daily goals checklist for morning ICU rounds: a mixed-methods study. Critical care medicine. 2014;42(8):1797-803. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000000331.

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Centofanti JE, Duan EH, Hoad NC, et al. Critical care medicine. 2014;42:1797-803.

This direct observation study found frequent use of and satisfaction with a checklist of daily goals for patients in an intensive care unit. The intervention was associated with improved communication and fewer errors of omission. Although checklists are widely promoted for patient safety, a recent study suggests that they should be evaluated after implementation.

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Centofanti JE, Duan EH, Hoad NC, et al. Use of a daily goals checklist for morning ICU rounds: a mixed-methods study. Critical care medicine. 2014;42(8):1797-803. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000000331.