A patient safety checklist for the cardiac catheterisation laboratory.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Drawing from the success of the WHO surgical safety checklist initiative, this commentary describes the development of a checklist created to improve the reliability of core invasive cardiac procedures such as diagnostic angiography. The authors discuss the role of nurses in introducing the checklist and the use of team briefings to reduce the risk of communication errors. An example of the checklist tested is included.