TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION AND SAFETY: Edited by Daniel ArnaExtension of patient safety initiatives to perioperative careArnal-Velasco, Daniela; Paz-Martín, Danielb Author Information aUnit of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon, Alcorcon bServicio de Anestesia y Reanimación, Hospital Universitario Torrecárdenas, Almería, Spain Correspondence to Daniel Arnal-Velasco, Hospital Universitario Fundacion Alcorcon, Calle Budapest 1, Alcorcon, Spain. E-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology: December 2022 - Volume 35 - Issue 6 - p 717-722 doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000001195 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Patient safety has significantly improved during the intraoperative period thanks to the anesthesiologists, surgeons, and nurses. Nowadays, it is within the perioperative period where most of the preventable harm happened to the surgical patient. We aim to highlight the main issues and efforts to improve perioperative patient safety focusing and the relation to intraoperative safety strategies. Recent findings There is ongoing research on perioperative safety strategies aiming to initiate multidisciplinary interventions on early stages of the perioperative period as well as an increasing focus on preventing harm from postoperative complications. Summary Any patient safety strategy to be implemented needs to be framed beyond the operating room and include in the intervention the whole perioperative period. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.