Journal Article

Enhancing pediatric perioperative patient safety.

Johnson Q, McVey J. AORN journal. 2017;106:434-442.

Pediatric surgical patients face unique safety hazards. This commentary outlines strategies to ensure safe care in this patient population, including risk assessment, reviewing skills of clinical team members, and checking facility readiness. The authors suggest that nurses can serve as leaders to optimize care of pediatric surgical patients through use of checklists and guidelines.