Team Training in the Perioperative Arena: A Methodology for Implementation and Auditing Behavior.
Preventable medical errors in the operating room are most often caused by ineffective communication and suboptimal team dynamics. TeamSTEPPS is a government-funded, evidence-based program that provides tools and education to improve teamwork in medicine. The study hospital implemented TeamSTEPPS in the operating room and merged the program with a surgical safety checklist. Audits were performed to collect both quantitative and qualitative information on time out (brief) and debrief conversations, using a standardized audit tool. A total of 1610 audits over 6 months were performed by live auditors. Performance was sustained at desired levels or improved for all qualitative metrics using χ
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Rhee, A. J., Valentin-Salgado, Y., Eshak, D., Feldman, D., Kischak, P., Reich, D. L., LoPachin, V., & Brodman, M. (2017). Team Training in the Perioperative Arena: A Methodology for Implementation and Auditing Behavior. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality, 32(4), 369–375. https://doi.org/10.1177/1062860616662703
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine