The pre-flight checklist for my single engine plane has more than 50 items in it. Every time I rush to get airborne and try do the checklist by memory, I forget something. Every thing on that checklist is important. The checklist is there to help prevent something like this from happening…
The Operating Room checklist is routine, but it is as important as the one that, if it had been done, would have prevented this corporate jet disaster.
In the Operating Room (from medical student to surgeon), as in the cockpit, everyone has a role. If you are in the Operating Room, there is a reason for your presence. It is annoying trying to listen to the checklist when distracted by extraneous conversations. Please observe silence the way that pilots do during critical moments (of patient care).
You can read the National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary findings as to why this plane crashed by clicking this link: