Application of the aviation black box principle in pediatric cardiac surgery: tracking all failures in the pediatric cardiac operating room.
Bowermaster R, Miller M, Ashcraft T, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Nov 4; [Epub ahead of print].
This observational study describes how a pediatric cardiac surgery team used the human factors approach of recording even small deviations from ideal practice in order to better characterize safety problems. The authors describe how systematically capturing small failures led to recognition of faulty processes that could be addressed. A recent AHRQ WebM&M commentary discusses the application of human factors engineering to enhance safety of medical device design.
Preprinted order sets as a safety intervention in pediatric sedation.
Broussard M, Bass PF 3rd, Arnold CL, McLarty JW, Bocchini JA Jr. J Pediatr. 2009;154:865-868.
Cardiac surgery errors: results from the UK National Reporting and Learning System.
Martinez EA, Shore A, Colantuoni E, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2011;23:151-158.
Quality improvement project to reduce perioperative opioid oversedation events in a paediatric hospital.
Vermaire D, Caruso MC, Lesko A, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011;20:895-902.
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Lyman S, Sedrakyan A, Do H, Razzano R, Mushlin AI. Heart. 2011;97:1655-1660.