ICU Rounds Checklist

First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • The modern ICU is a hazardous, complex environment where iatrogenic events are common.
  • The use of checklists in other hazardous industries reduces systematic error and improves safety.
  • The content of ICU checklists is often the product of local discussion and less commonly evidence-based.
  • Developing systems that support the implementation of a checklist is essential to its success.
  • A multidisciplinary approach to implementation improves compliance and efficacy.

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Last updated: April 23, 2010