In my January 3 post I wrote of the power of checklists. Specifically, there was a study underway that was looking at how checklists in ICUs could reduce infections. The study was shut down by a federal office on the theory that individual patient consents were needed.
Over at the Tom Peters Blog, one Dr. Manoj Pawar posted an excellent commentary that made some of my same points.
(Peters, one of the best of the management “gurus”, is the co-author of “In Search of Excellence” and other books). Pawar’s conclusion was what was interesting – maybe, he suggests, this is a time for civil disobedience and try out checklists anyway.
Is anyone using checklists in their practice? Anyone care to share some experiences? Post a comment below or shoot me an email!