Since Atul Gawande's publication in 2009 of The Checklist Manifesto, it seems that checklists are everywhere in medicine. I discussed this in an editorial 2 years ago. Specifically, I asked everyone if they had developed a checklist for airway emergencies that could be used by sedation and general anesthesia providers, but also dental assistants helping with sedation. I also stated,

Well, over these past several months, I have had the privilege of working with a very talented group of dentist general anesthesia (GA) and sedation providers who are working under a grant from the Anesthesia Research Foundation of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA). We are developing a smartphone app for use in medical and sedation/GA emergencies in the office-based setting. Although initially geared to dental practice, the app would certainly also be applicable to other office-based physicians and...

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