Must Reads

Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety and Health Care (October 9, 2015) – Better Hand-Offs & Opioid Management

Could better communications improve handoffs and opioid management? This week’s must read articles say “yes!”. ” Read More

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Could Intraoperative Handoff Checklists Prevent Medical Errors?

by Sean Power

The Joint Commission estimates that 80 percent of medical errors involve miscommunication between caregivers during the handoff between medical providers.

New research published in Anesthesia & Analgesia suggests that an electronic checklist may help, especially during intraoperative transfers of care. Read More