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Previous studies have shown that the use of a multi-part daily rounding checklist reduces errors of omission in the ICU — such as failure to discontinue empirically started antibiotics, to perform spontaneous breathing trials to see whether ventilated patients can be weaned and extubated, or to provide prophylaxis against deep venous thrombosis (DVT).

Abstract & Commentary: Daily Prompting on ICU Checklist Use Improves Patient Outcomes as Well as Processes of Care