Source: American Journal of Surgery [Epub ahead of print]
Date of publication: October 2015
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: The purpose of this study was to examine whether incorporating digital and video multimedia components improved surgical time-out performance of a surgical safety checklist. A prospective pilot study was designed for implementation of a multimedia time-out, including a patient video. The conclusion of the study was that the multimedia time-out allows improved participation by the surgical team and is preferred to a standard time-out process.
Length of Publication: Unspecified
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