Articles  |   October 2018
The Checklist Effect
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Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Education / CPD / Articles
Articles   |   October 2018
The Checklist Effect
ASA Monitor 10 2018, Vol.82, 62-63.
ASA Monitor 10 2018, Vol.82, 62-63.
“... That may bring the biggest value in saving lives: by paring down and focusing not on saying ‘we’re going to solve all of it,’ but rather ‘let’s bring the basic accomplishments of the 19th century – safe anesthesia, and then infection reduction – to our patients around the world’... But how can we do it?”
The recorded words of surgeon and author Dr. Atul Gawande settled over the assembled crowd. The medical students, anesthesiolo-gists, surgeons and nurses gathered had all made the journey to the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City district. The purpose was a special screening of the award-winning documentary “The Checklist Effect.”
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