Journal Article

First-year analysis of the Operating Room Black Box study.

Jung JJ, Jüni P, Lebovic G, et al. Annals of surgery. 2020;271:122-127.

Analysis of errors in aviation is facilitated by the cockpit "black box," which records flight data as well as communications between team members. This study reports on initial data from the OR Black Box, a novel monitoring technology that integrates continuous monitoring of intraoperative data with video and audio recording of operative procedures. In this initial study of elective laparoscopic procedures, auditory and cognitive distractions were common, and multiple safety events occurred during each procedure.