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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS). AHRQ; 2017. https://www.ahrq.gov/teamstepps/index.html

Association for Safe Aseptic Practice (The-ASAP). Aseptic non touch technique: The ANTT clinical practice framework. London; The-ASAP; 2015. http://www2.nphs.wales.nhs.uk:8080/WHAIPDocs.nsf/61c1e930f9121fd080256f2a004937ed/e4528983f2eddd3a80257f10003dd2f3/$FILE/ANTT%20Framework%20v4.0.pdf

Association of Surgical Technologists.  Standards of practice for the decontamination of surgical instruments. AST; 2009.  http://www.ast.org/uploadedFiles/Main_Site/Content/About_Us/Standard_Decontamination_%20Surgical_Instruments_.pdf

Association of Surgical Technologists.  AST standards of practice for packaging material and preparing items for sterilization. AST; 2009. http://www.ast.org/AboutUs/Sterilization_and_Disinfection/

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Measuring patient harm in Canadian hospitals. Ottawa, ON: CIHI; 2016. https://secure.cihi.ca/estore/productFamily.htm?locale=en&pf=PFC3312

Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI). Surgical safety checklist. Edmonton, AB: CPSI; 2009. http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/Pages/SurgicalSafety-Checklist-Resources.aspx

Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Standards for basic anesthetic monitoring. ASA; 2015.
http://www.asahq.org/quality-and-practice-management/standards-guidelines-and-related-resources/standards-for-basic-anesthetic-monitoring

Difficult Airway Society (DAS). Guidelines for management of unanticipated difficult intubation in adults 2015. DAS; 2015.  https://www.das.uk.com/guidelines/das_intubation_guidelines

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. http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/en/toolsResources/NeverEvents/Pages/default.aspx

Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC). Risk reference sheet: Unnecessary/obsolete procedures. Toronto, ON: HIROC; 2016. https://www.hiroc.com/getmedia/45537195-5d6d-45c7-8c7d-87132c6e15df/30_Unnecessary-Obsolete-Procedures.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf

HIROC. Risk reference sheet: Surgical inadequate sterility. Toronto, ON: HIROC; 2012. https://www.hiroc.com/getmedia/ef3098cb-9026-41c0-8c5e-dc2ce1a5891f/29-Inadequate-Sterility-Risk-Reference-Sheet.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf

HIROC. Risk reference sheet: Wrong patient/site/procedure. Toronto, ON: HIROC; 2016. https://www.hiroc.com/getmedia/22f0e351-4066-4c39-84d5-1560f20084d1/31_Wrong-Patient-Site-Procedure.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). How-to guide: Prevent harm from high-alert medications. Cambridge, MA: IHI; 2012. http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Tools/HowtoGuidePreventHarmfromHighAlertMedications.aspx

 Joint Commission. The universal protocol for preventing wrong site, wrong procedure, and wrong person surgeryTM: Guidance for health care professionals. The Joint Commission; 2012. https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/UP_Poster1.PDF

Markham Stouffville Hospital Corporation. Utilization of safety crosses as a quality management tool in sterile processing department. Ottawa, ON: Health Standards Organization; 2013.  https://healthstandards.org/leading-practice/utilization-of-safety-crosses-as-a-quality-management-tool-in-sterile-processing-department/

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. http://www.health.state.mn.us/patientsafety/ae/2014ahereport.pdf

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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2678/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK2678.pdf

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Australian guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare. Commonwealth of Australia; 2010. https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/cd33

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. http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/eRepository/PIDAC_Cleaning_Disinfection_and_Sterilization_2013.pdf

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Distractions in the operating room. Pa Patient Saf Advis. 2014; 11 (2): 45-52. http://patientsafety.pa.gov/ADVISORIES/Pages/201406_45.aspx

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority. Insight into preventing wrong-site surgery. Pa PSRS Patient Saf Advis. 2007; 4 (4): 109, 112-23. http://patientsafety.pa.gov/ADVISORIES/Pages/200712_109b.aspx

Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Routine practices and additional precautions for preventing the transmission of infection in healthcare settings. Ottawa, ON: PHAC; 2012. http://publications.gc.ca/collections//collection_2013/aspc-phac/HP40-83-2013-eng.pdf

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. http://www.cdc.gov/hicpac/pdf/isolation/Isolation2007.pdf

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. https://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c5943.long