Lessons from aviation - The role of checklists in minimally invasive cardiac surgery

S. Hussain, C. Adams, A. Cleland, P. M. Jones, G. Walsh, B. Kiaii

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Abstract

We describe an adverse event during minimally invasive cardiac surgery that resulted in a multi-disciplinary review of intra-operative errors and the creation of a procedural checklist. This checklist aims to prevent errors of omission and communication failures that result in increased morbidity and mortality. We discuss the application of the aviation - led "threats and errors model" to medical practice and the role of checklists and other strategies aimed at reducing medical errors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-71
Number of pages4
JournalPerfusion (United Kingdom)
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • checklist
  • medical errors
  • minimally invasive
  • threats and errors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Safety Research
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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