Journal Article

The impact of critical event checklists on medical management and teamwork during simulated crises in a surgical daycare facility.

Everett TC, Morgan PJ, Brydges R, et al. Anaesthesia. 2017;72:350-358.

Checklists are commonly used in surgery to promote patient safety. Challenges associated with checklist implementation are well described. In this study, implementing critical events checklists did not facilitate improvement of medical management or teamwork during observed simulated operating room emergencies in the ambulatory surgery environment.