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The surgical prebrief as part of a five-point comprehensive approach to improving pediatric cardiac surgical team communication.

Research paper by David M DM Hoganson, Umar S US Boston, Peter B PB Manning, Pirooz P Eghtesady

Indexed on: 18 Oct '14Published on: 18 Oct '14Published in: World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery



Abstract

Communication is essential to the safe conduct of any critical task including cardiac surgery. After inspiration by airline crew resource management training, a communication system for the care plans of pediatric cardiac patients was developed and refined over time that encompasses the entire heart center team. Five distinct communication points are used to ensure preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care, which is transitioned efficiently and maintained at the highest level.