Journal Article

Improving patient safety in the ICU by prospective identification of missing safety barriers using the Bow-Tie prospective risk analysis model.

Kerckhoffs MC, van der Sluijs AF, Binnekade JM, et al. Journal of Patient Safety. 2013;9.

Conceptually analogous to failure mode and effect analysis, the Bow-Tie method is used to prospectively detect safety hazards. In this study, the Bow-Tie method was used to identify latent safety hazards in intrahospital transport, risk factors for unintentional extubation, and contributors to poor interdisciplinary communication.