Lin DM, Peden CJ, Langness SM, et al. Anesth Analg. 2020;131:e155-1159.
The anesthesia community has been a leader in patient safety innovation for over four decades. This conference summary highlights presented content related to the conference theme of “preventing, detecting, and mitigating clinical deterioration in the perioperative period.” The results of a human-centered design analysis exploring tactics to reduce failure to rescue were summarized.
Distractions and interruptions are prevalent in health care delivery. This conference report reviews types of distractions in anesthesiology, their likelihood to introduce significant risks into care processes, and strategies to help manage distractions.
Wong DA, Lewis B, Herndon JH, et al. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery-American Volume. 2009;91.
This article highlights the discussion at a joint symposium between Canadian and American orthopedic associations. The authors discuss the state of patient safety, wrong-site surgery, and future areas for improvement initiatives.
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