Journal Article
Commentary

Safety stop: a valuable addition to the pediatric universal protocol.

Caruso TJ, Munshey F, Aldorfer B, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2018;44:552-556.

Surgical time outs are a required practice prior to incision. This project report discusses the design and testing of an additional step before performing the time out in pediatric surgical cases. The authors found the innovation to be widely accepted by perioperative teams, demonstrating its potential to support safe care.