COVID-19 Impact

You may see some delays in posting new content due to COVID-19. If you have any questions, please submit a message to PSNet Support.

PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Information transfer in multidisciplinary operating room teams: a simulation-based observational study.

Cumin D, Skilton C, Weller J. BMJ quality & safety. 2017;26:209-216.

Standardized tools such as the surgical safety checklist have been implemented in order to improve intraoperative communication between members of the surgical team. However, this simulation study found that much communication about important clinical information took place outside of scheduled formal discussion times, and junior members of the team were more hesitant to speak up about potential patient safety issues.