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

December 3, 2012

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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Identifying and categorizing patient safety hazards in cardiovascular operating rooms

July 30, 2012

Source:  BMJ Quality & Safety

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Date of publication:  May 2012

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  This article looks at how an interdisciplinary team, working in cardiac surgery, looked at the patient journey from ward to operating room.  They looked at the way patients are transferred, and handoff after surgery trying to identify potential hazards and opportunities to improve patient safety.

Length of publication:  9 pages

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