2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS) (2014)
New York, NY, USA
May 27, 2014 to May 29, 2014
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/CBMS.2014.72
Checklists have been shown to reduce patient complications, improve communication in the operating room, and improve the management of simulated operating room crises. Using a randomized, controlled, observer-blinded design, we compared performance of anesthesiology residents in a simulated operating room using a checklist in completing a thorough pre-anesthetic induction evaluation and setup, to residents with no checklist. The checklist was implemented through a "hard stop" in the simulated electronic medical record. Data for 24 CA-1 residents show a statistically significant difference in performance in pre-anesthetic setup and evaluation as scored by blinded raters, with the checklist group performing better.
Anesthesia, Safety, Surgery, Electronic medical records, Documentation, Springs, Quality assurance
D. S. Wetmore et al., "Simulation to Test Hard-Stop Implementation of a Pre-anesthetic Induction Checklist," 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), New York, NY, USA, 2014, pp. 564-565.