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Use of a surgical safety checklist to improve team communication.

Cabral RA, Eggenberger T, Keller K, et al. Use of a Surgical Safety Checklist to Improve Team Communication. AORN J. 2016;104(3):206-16. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2016.06.019.

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September 21, 2016
Cabral RA, Eggenberger T, Keller K, et al. AORN J. 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.

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Cabral RA, Eggenberger T, Keller K, et al. Use of a Surgical Safety Checklist to Improve Team Communication. AORN J. 2016;104(3):206-16. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2016.06.019.