What are we missing? The quality of intraoperative handover before and after introduction of a checklist.
Intraoperative anesthesia handovers can increase patient safety risks. Based on video-recorded handovers and anesthetic records, researchers at this tertiary care center found that introduction of an intraoperative handover checklist improved handover completeness, which may decrease risk for adverse events.
Lane S, Gross M, Arzola C, et al. Can J Anaesth. 2022;69(7):832-840.