Debriefing in the OR: A Quality Improvement Project.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Ineffective communication can contribute to perioperative adverse events even when a safety checklist is used. The purpose of this project was to improve the overall debriefing process of the surgical safety checklist. We included coaches and used the International Classification for Patient Safety for categorizing any opportunities for improvement that were identified during the debriefing process. The results of our project showed an increase in both the total number of debriefings completed and the number of items discussed when completing the debriefing checklist in comparison with the preintervention compliance audits. We concluded that by using a coaching strategy and method to categorize perioperative opportunities for improvement during the debriefing process, there was improved compliance with completing the debriefing process in our facility.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Finch, EP; Langston, M; Erickson, D; Pereira, K

Published Date

  • March 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 109 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 336 - 344

PubMed ID

  • 30811577

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-0369

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-2092

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/aorn.12616


  • eng