This case series discusses the inpatient resources, including imaging, nursing overtime, and blood bank needs, that were used to treat 63 individuals injured in the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash.
This Viewpoint highlights various initiatives for improving nontechnical surgical culture and also several studies on the association between improved surgical culture and its effects on quality of patient care.
This article reports on how video telementoring is likely to play an increasing role in surgical education.
This systematic review of wrong-site surgery, retained surgical items, and surgical fires finds that empirical evidence for interventions is limited and inconclusive, and root-cause analysis identifies the need for improved communication in the operating room.
This observational study reports that distractions are very common during surgery resident handoffs.
This study reports that participants found interprofessional simulations to be realistic and a valuable educational tool in learning nontechnical skills for emergency situations. Farmer provides a related invited commentary.
Miller and coauthors examine reported wrong-side thoracenteses and determine the contributing factors associated with their occurrence.
Parsons and colleagues conducted a cohort study of 401 325 patients in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample to investigate associations of patient safety with the diffusion of minimally invasive radical prostatectomy resulting from the development of the da Vinci robot. Allaf and Partin provided a related commentary.