Journal Article
Study

Coaching to improve the quality of communication during briefings and debriefings.

Kleiner C, Link T, Maynard T, et al. AORN journal. 2014;100:358-68.

Communication failures have been identified as major contributors to errors. A formal coaching program, conducted by a retired surgeon, significantly improved the quality of preoperative and postoperative communication between members of the operating room team.