Journal Article
Study

Implementing delivery room checklists and communication standards in a multi-neonatal ICU quality improvement collaborative.

Bennett SC, Finer N, Halamek LP, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2016;42:369-76.

Checklists and debriefing improve patient safety across multiple care settings. In this quality improvement initiative, participating hospitals reported high levels of adherence and satisfaction to a protocol for neonatal resuscitation that included a checklist, briefings, and debriefings. The authors advocate for these safety processes to be included in neonatal resuscitation guidelines.