Journal Article

Checklist usage decreases critical task omissions when training residents to separate from simulated cardiopulmonary bypass.

Petrik EW, Ho D, Elahi M, et al. Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia. 2014;28:1484-9.

This study reports on the development and initial implementation of a checklist to improve safety during complex cardiac surgery. Use of the checklist increased adherence to appropriate steps of the cardiopulmonary bypass weaning process.