Checklist, communications training cut postsurgical complications

12/6/2012 | Nurse.com

Surgical teams that used both communications training and a standardized surgical checklist had the least number of postoperative complications within 30 days, compared with groups that only had one or no intervention, a study showed. The findings, based on data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, were published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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