J AAPOS 2021 Mar 15. Epub 2021 Mar 15.
Cullen Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas.
Background: Errors in strabismus surgery-including wrong eye, wrong muscle, and wrong procedure-can occur when there is confusion about the surgical plan among members of the surgical team, including surgeons, anesthesia staff, nurses, and technicians. The purpose of this study was to assess whether implementation of a strabismus-specific whiteboard combined with oral statement of the surgical plan using nonophthalmological terminology could improve communication among the team before commencement of surgery.
Methods: A strabismus-specific whiteboard with labeled diagram of the eyes and extraocular muscles was designed. Read More