ICU checklists have been shown to improve outcomes and prevent harm. The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario’s (CHEO) PICU Patient Safety Checklist reminds multidisciplinary team members to consider a list of elements on a daily basis. Checklist elements are selected based on the following criteria: (1) They must be important to safe and high quality patient care; (2) They must be frequently or easily missed or overlooked; (3) They must be modifiable; and (4) They must be practices not checked in other care procedures. Checklist elements are reviewed and removed or modified on an annual basis.
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