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Device Vendors Distract Surgical Team

Following surgery for rectal prolapse—which involved a malfunctioning stapling device—a 53-year-old male experienced complications and required additional surgery.

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Spine Surgery: Someone Should Have Said ‘Time Out’

This review of a closed malpractice claim shows the risks when communication before, during, and after a surgical complication goes awry.

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How Simulators Help OR Teams Really Act Like Teams

Surgeons, nurses, doctors, technicians and others gather in simulators at Harvard to learn teamwork.

Participants say it saves lives, money, and grief. Even skeptics say it’s worth the time and it should be done everywhere.grant_icon

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