Surgical team Training

The northwestern memorial hospital experience

Amy L Halverson, Jennifer L. Andersson, Karen Anderson, Justin Lombardo, Christine S Park, Alfred W Rademaker, Don W. Moorman

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Objectives: To develop and implement a team-training curriculum. We hypothesized that better interactions between personnel would lead to improved patient safety, increased efficiency, and better staff satisfaction. Design: Prospective assessment of a team-training program. Setting: University- affiliated hospital. Participants: Operating room physicians, nurses, technicians, and other personnel. Interventions: Four-hour classroom curriculum, in- traoperative coaching on team-related behaviors, and follow-up feedback sessions. Main Outcome Measures: Baseline metrics and observational data were collected for 3 months before implementing the team-training program and 6 months after a designated implementation date. A questionnaire regarding perceptions of teamwork was completed at the beginning of and 6 weeks following the team-training classroom session. Results: Six months after implementation of team training, compliance with preoperative briefings was 66%. No changes in hospital metrics were observed. An improved perception of teamwork among the participants was demonstrated in pretraining and posttraining surveys. Perceptions of teamwork and the utility of a pre-operative briefing differed among nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists. Conclusions: Our team-training program resulted in moderate compliance with behaviors taught in the curriculum. Even with only moderate compliance, we demonstrated improved perceptions of teamwork.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-112
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume144
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

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Curriculum
Education
Nurses
Operating Rooms
Patient Safety
Compliance
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Physicians
Surveys and Questionnaires
Mentoring
Anesthesiologists
Surgeons

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  • Surgery

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Halverson, Amy L ; Andersson, Jennifer L. ; Anderson, Karen ; Lombardo, Justin ; Park, Christine S ; Rademaker, Alfred W ; Moorman, Don W. / Surgical team Training : The northwestern memorial hospital experience. In: Archives of Surgery. 2009 ; Vol. 144, No. 2. pp. 107-112.
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Halverson, AL, Andersson, JL, Anderson, K, Lombardo, J, Park, CS, Rademaker, AW & Moorman, DW 2009, 'Surgical team Training: The northwestern memorial hospital experience', Archives of Surgery, vol. 144, no. 2, pp. 107-112. https://doi.org/10.1001/archsurg.2008.545

Surgical team Training : The northwestern memorial hospital experience. / Halverson, Amy L; Andersson, Jennifer L.; Anderson, Karen; Lombardo, Justin; Park, Christine S; Rademaker, Alfred W; Moorman, Don W.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 144, No. 2, 01.02.2009, p. 107-112.

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