Identifying and categorising patient safety hazards in cardiovascular operating rooms using an interdisciplinary approach: a multisite study

Source:  BMJ Quality & Safety, vol./is. 21/10 pp. 810-8

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Date of publication:  October 2012

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The evidence base describing safety hazards in the cardiovascular operating room is weak, but essential to guide future safety improvement efforts. The aim of this paper was to identify and categorise hazards (anything that has the potential to cause a preventable adverse patient safety event) in the cardiovascular operating room. The future focus should be on creating a stronger culture of safety, increasing compliance with evidence-based infection control practices and improving communication and teamwork.

Length of Publication:  9 pages

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