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Diagnostic blood loss from phlebotomy and hospital-acquired anemia during acute myocardial infarction.
Salisbury AC, Reid KJ, Alexander KP, et al. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171:1646-1653.
This study discovered that blood loss from greater use of phlebotomy was independently associated with hospital-acquired anemia. An accompanying editorial [see additional link below] discusses this hazard of hospitalization in the context of more than just never events.
Journal Article > Commentary
Cahill TJ, Clarke SC, Simpson IA, Stables RH. Heart. 2015;101:91-93.
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.