Journal Article
Commentary

Use of a surgical safety checklist to improve team communication.

Cabral RA, Eggenberger T, Keller K, et al. AORN journal. 2016;104:206-16.

Surgical team communication is an important element of safe care. This project report describes how one hospital implemented a checklist program that utilized time outs and debriefings to support transparency and improve surgical teamwork behaviors.