Intraoperative patient information handover between anesthesia providers.
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In this survey about handoff practices between anesthesiologists in operating rooms, most respondents reported either having an inadequate handoff protocol or no protocol in place for effective patient transition. Despite its low response rate, the study raises concerns that handoffs remain a safety gap in anesthesiapractice.
Deconstructing intraoperative communication failures.
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Improving safety in the operating room: a systematic literature review of retained surgical sponges.
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Use of failure mode and effects analysis for proactive identification of communication and handoff failures from organ procurement to transplantation.
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