Journal Article

Improving safety and quality of care with enhanced teamwork through operating room briefings.

Hicks CW; Rosen M; Hobson DB; Ko C; Wick EC.

Operating room briefings or time-outs are mandated by The Joint Commission as a strategy to prevent wrong-site surgery. This commentary explores the use of briefings both before and after surgery, evidence regarding their impact, and how a comprehensive unit-based safety program (CUSP) initiative designed and implemented a briefing and debriefing process.