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Critical phase distractions in anaesthesia and the sterile cockpit concept.

Broom MA, Capek AL, Carachi P, et al. Critical phase distractions in anaesthesia and the sterile cockpit concept. Anaesthesia. 2011;66(3)(3):175-179. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.2011.06623.x.

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Broom MA, Capek AL, Carachi P, et al. Anaesthesia. 2011;66(3):175-179.
| March 30, 2011

The sterile cockpit rule mandates elimination of nonessential activities during aircraft takeoffs and landings. This study found disturbingly frequent interruptions during analogous phases of anesthesia management, demonstrating the need to develop a similar rule for the operating room.

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Broom MA, Capek AL, Carachi P, et al. Critical phase distractions in anaesthesia and the sterile cockpit concept. Anaesthesia. 2011;66(3)(3):175-179. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.2011.06623.x.