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Process improvement in cardiac surgery: Development and implementation of a reoperation for bleeding checklist

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Source Name: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Loor, Gabriel.

The surgical team at Cleveland Clinic have established a checklist, designed to become second nature to residents in training, for checking haemostasis after cardiac surgery. They have tested  their process both in a trial mode and then in a service-wide implementation. This is an important part of establishing a plan for reduction of blood use and of re-opening for bleeding.

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