Continued procedural improvements after VA medical team training

In this follow up of outcomes following medical team training to improve procedural safety in and out of the OR, the rate of adverse events has continued to decrease, from 3.2 to 2.4 a month, with a commiserate increase in close calls from 2 to 3.2 a month. The most common root cause was non-standardization of procedures. This follow up report is a testimony to the efficacy and sustainability of team training in reducing procedural adverse events, in and outside of the OR (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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