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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS). AHRQ; 2017.

Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (The-ASAP). Aseptic non touch technique: The ANTT clinical practice framework. London; The-ASAP; 2015.$FILE/ANTT%20Framework%20v4.0.pdf

Association of Surgical Technologists.  Standards of practice for the decontamination of surgical instruments. AST; 2009.

Association of Surgical Technologists.  AST standards of practice for packaging material and preparing items for sterilization. AST; 2009.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Measuring patient harm in Canadian hospitals. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2016.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI). Surgical safety checklist. Edmonton, AB: CPSI; 2009.

Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Standards for basic anesthetic monitoring. ASA; 2015.

Difficult Airway Society (DAS). Guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation in adults 2015. DAS; 2015.

Dobson G, Chong M, Chow L, et al. Guidelines to the practice of anesthesia: Revised edition 2017. Can J Anaesth. 2017: 64 (1); 65-91. doi: 10.1007/s12630-016-0749-0.

Health Quality Ontario, Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI). Never events for hospital care in Canada: Safer care for patients. Edmonton, AB: CPSI; 2015.

Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC). Risk reference sheet: Unnecessary/obsolete procedures. Toronto, ON: HIROC; 2016.

HIROC. Risk reference sheet: Surgical inadequate sterility. Toronto, ON: HIROC; 2012.

HIROC. Risk reference sheet: Wrong patient/site/procedure. Toronto, ON: HIROC; 2016.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). How-to guide: Prevent harm from high-alert medications. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2012.

 Joint Commission. The universal protocol for preventing wrong site, wrong procedure, and wrong person surgeryTM: Guidance for health care professionals. The Joint Commission; 2012.

Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation. Utilization of safety crosses as a quality management tool in sterile processing department. Ottawa, ON: Health Standards Organization; 2013.

Miller RD. Miller's anesthesia (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier; 2015.

Minnesota Department of Health. Adverse health events in Minnesota: Tenth annual public report.  Minnesota Department of Health; 2014.

Mulloy DF, Huges RG. Chapter 36: Wrong-site surgery: A preventable medical error. In: Patient safety and quality: An evidence-based handbook for nurses. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2008.

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare. Commonwealth of Australia; 2010.

Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion, Public Health Ontario, Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee, Infection Prevention and Control. Best practices for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of medical equipment/devices in all health care settings (3rd ed.) Toronto, ON: Queen's Printer for Ontario; 2013.

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Distractions in the operating room. Pa Patient Saf Advis. 2014; 11 (2): 45-52.

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Insight into preventing wrong-site surgery. Pa PSRS Patient Saf Advis. 2007; 4 (4): 109, 112-23.

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Routine practices and additional precautions for preventing the transmission of infection in healthcare settings. Ottawa, ON: PHAC; 2012.

Siegel JD, Rhinehart E, Jackson M, Chiarello L, Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. 2007 guideline for isolation precautions: Preventing transmission of infectious agents in healthcare settings. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); 2007.

Sitzwohl C, Langheinrich A, Schober A, et al. Endobronchial intubation detected by insertion depth of endotracheal tube, bilateral auscultation or observation of chest movements: randomised trial. BMJ. 2010; 341: c5943. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c5943.