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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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Ruskin KJ, Ruskin AC, O’Connor M. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2020;33:788-792.
Task automation in medicine is a core safety tactic that can also create new opportunities for error. This review examines automation failures in anesthesiology. The authors suggest that competency training and demonstration should be embraced to ensure safe use of automated medical equipment such as infusion pumps and electronic health records.   
Wong LR, Flynn-Evans E, Ruskin KJ. Anesth Analg. 2018;126:1340-1348.
Duty hour reductions have been a controversial strategy to address resident fatigue. This commentary discusses guidelines for managing anesthesiology resident work hours and how the limits might affect training. The authors recommend other approaches to address fatigue such as naps, microbreaks, and scheduling and environmental adjustments.
Burian BK, Clebone A, Dismukes K, et al. Anesth Analg. 2018;126:223-232.
Checklists are widely advocated in health care to promote safety and reduce errors, but the evidence to support their impact is mixed. This commentary recommends a user-focused framework to address contextual issues that may affect checklist implementation, from the conception and development of a checklist through its use and retirement.
Ruskin KJ, Hueske-Kraus D. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2015;28:685-690.
Alarm fatigue is a recognized safety concern in health care. Exploring factors that contribute to alarm fatigue, this review outlines technical, organizational, and educational approaches to managing its effect on care safety. A recent WebM&M commentary provides an overview of alarm fatigue and describes ways to enhance alarm safety.
Ruskin KJ. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2006;19:655-9.
The author discusses technologies such as cellular phones, wireless Ethernet, and voice over Internet protocol that allow anesthesiologists to rapidly communicate with other health care providers.