Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory
Use of Checklists in Complex Environments
Reminders are an essential part of monitoring activities in complex environments such as healthcare. Incorporating checklists as reminders into the healthcare environment can yield beneficial results, such as improved compliance with best practices in clinical settings.
Two Takes on the Time Out
Event reports demonstrate (1) that the time out can be useful defense against wrong-site surgery and (2) problems with implementing the time out may limit its benefits.
Web Resources for Fall Prevention Programs
Online resources for fall prevention programs include the Premier Safety Institute, the Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center, and the National Guideline Clearinghouse.