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The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.

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Staender S, Smith A. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2017;30:730-735.
Perioperative management offers opportunities to prevent problems during and after surgery. This review discusses factors that can contribute to surgical complications and recovery challenges. The authors highlight the use of checklists and timely recognition of deteriorating clinical status as strategies for improvement.
Staender S. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015;28:735-9.
Anesthesiology is considered a leader in the patient safety improvement, but this field continues to experience problems due to the complexity of care. This commentary suggests that focusing on resilience and ensuring that actions go as planned (i.e., safety II) can provide continued improvement in patient safety in anesthesia.
Tscholl DW, Weiss M, Kolbe M, et al. Anesth Analg. 2015;121:948-956.
This pre-post study demonstrated increases in teamwork after introduction of an anesthesia checklist. Although evidence for checklists in real-world settings is mixed, this work demonstrates their efficacy as part of an intervention study, which is consistent with prior work.
Wacker J, Staender S. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2014;27:649-656.
Although the anesthesiology field has long been involved in the patient safety movement, errors continue to occur within the specialty. This review summarizes the evidence for strategies to enhance the safety of anesthesia in perioperative care, such as preventing infections and adopting checklists.