Title

Error traps and safety steps when performing a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2019.04.019

Abstract

Quality and safety have come to the forefront of the current healthcare environment over the past 10 years. Although all surgeons feel they perform safe operations with quality outcomes, these variables are being increasingly measured in today's healthcare world. The purpose of this article is to describe our thoughts about the error traps and safety steps when performing a laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication. Hopefully, adherence to these technical points will help prevent the need for a second operative procedure due to transmigration of the fundoplication wrap or the need for esophageal dilation postoperatively.

Journal Title

Seminars in pediatric surgery

Volume

28

Issue

3

First Page

160

Last Page

163

MeSH Keywords

Child; Fundoplication; Humans; Laparoscopy; Medical Errors; Pediatrics

Keywords

Error traps; Human error; Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication; Quality and safety; Technical considerations

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