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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.
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Mark Graber, MD; January 2004
A patient with chest pain is incorrectly diagnosed as having had an MI. Although physicians eventually realize the patient had an aortic dissection, it is too late. The patient dies.