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Pilot Testing Model for Insurer Driven Large Scale Multicenter Sim Training for OR Teams

  • November 20, 2013

In Research and Publication
Failures in intraoperative teamwork are among the leading causes of preventable patient injury and death in surgical patients. CRICO sponsored this study to test the feasibility of implementing a standardized teamwork training program with full operating room teams in multiple institutions, driven by malpractice insurance support and incentives.


CRICO convened a collaborative with 4 Harvard-affiliated simulation programs to develop a standardized operating room teamwork training curriculum, including principles of communication, assertiveness, and use of the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Checklist.

The researchers concluded: A standardized multicenter team training program involving full operative teams is feasible with high-fidelity simulation and modest compensation for lost time. The vast majority of the multidisciplinary participants believed the course to have had a meaningful impact on their approach to clinical practice.


Read the full-text article:
Arriaga AF, Gawande AA, Raemer DB, Jones DB, Smink DS, Weinstock P, Dwyer K, Lipsitz SR, Peyre S, Pawlowski JB, Muret-Wagstaff S, Gee D, Gordon JA, Cooper JB, Berry WR; for the Harvard Surgical Safety Collaborative. Pilot Testing of a Model for Insurer-Driven, Large-Scale Multicenter Simulation Training for Operating Room Teams. Ann Surg. 2013 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print]