Journal Article

Surgical programs in the Veterans Health Administration maintain briefing and debriefing following medical team training.

West P, Neily J, Warner L, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2014;40:235-9.

This study surveyed nurse managers to evaluate the implementation of pre-surgical briefings and post-surgical debriefings recommended by the World Health Organization's Safe Surgery program. Researchers found that practices were variably sustained and team training appeared to augment implementation.