Checklists #ugh

We recommend reading Atul Gawande’s book ‘The Checklist Manifesto’. It’s a well written, fascinating story about the introduction of the WHO Safer Surgery checklist and the impact it had. This link will take you straight to Amazon if you want to buy a copy (other internet retailers exist!!) To understand the how human factors failed […]… Continue Reading


The Unmagical Checklist — Emergency Medicine Literature of Note

The checklist has reached ascendant status in medicine. As introduced into the mainstream by Atul Gawande, they have begun to permeate every nook of healthcare delivery. However, evidence of benefit when applied to one particular problem in one particular setting is no guarantee of universal utility.These authors performed a study in Brazilian intensive care units,… via… Continue Reading