Study Conclusion: While closed-loop communication prevents medical errors, the study highlights the potential to increase the speed and efficiency with which tasks are completed in the setting of pediatric trauma resuscitation. Trauma drills and systems of communication that emphasize the use of closed-loop communication should be incorporated into the training of trauma team leaders.

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El-Shafy IA, Delgado J, Akerman M, Bullaro F, Christopherson NAM, Prince JM. Closed-loop communication improves task completion in pediatric trauma resuscitation. Journal of Surgical Education. 2017 Aug 2. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.06.025. [Epub ahead of print].

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