Tune-in and time-out: toward surgeon-led prevention of "never" events.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This study surveyed surgical nurses at an Australian hospital regarding their perceptions of surgeon adherence to the World Health Organization surgical safety checklist. Though nurses felt surgeon-led time outs are valuable and lead to fewer adverse events, 94% of them reported experiencing hostility from surgeons, such as a "condescending, sarcastic attitude" related to the time out process.