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Engaging the patient and family in the surgical safety process utilizing SafeStart.

Elger BM, Esparaz JR, Nierstedt RT, et al. Engaging the patient and family in the surgical safety process utilizing. J Pediatr Surg. 2020;55(4). doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.06.012.

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August 28, 2019
Elger BM, Esparaz JR, Nierstedt RT, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2020;55.

Prior research has shown that engaging parents in promoting the surgical safety of pediatric patients is viewed positively by both parents and staff. In this study, researchers assessed the impact of a digital application, SafeStart, on parental engagement in surgical safety. The application was presented to parents via tablet and required parents to verify safety information for their child throughout the surgical process. They found that use of the application improved parents' knowledge of surgical safety and that parents preferred it to standard surgical consent processes.

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Elger BM, Esparaz JR, Nierstedt RT, et al. Engaging the patient and family in the surgical safety process utilizing. J Pediatr Surg. 2020;55(4). doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.06.012.