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What are we missing? The quality of intraoperative handover before and after introduction of a checklist.

Lane S, Gross M, Arzola C, et al. Can J Anaesth. Epub 2022 Mar 22.

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April 6, 2022

Lane S, Gross M, Arzola C, et al. Can J Anaesth. Epub 2022 Mar 22.

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.