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S-TEAMS: A Truly Multiprofessional Course Focusing On Nontechnical Skills to Improve Patient Safety in the Operating Theater

  • September 20, 2016

In this report, British researchers who designed “a 1-day, multiprofessional, multidisciplinary course (S-TEAMS) to teach, practice, and apply non-technical skills (NTS) skills (e.g., communications, situational awareness) through simulation, acknowledge CRICO for recognizing “the vital role of human factors in medico-legal cases and providing financial incentives for human factors training.” 


The researchers concluded that “the simple and easily reproducible format of S-TEAMS is sustainable and inclusive, and crucially, the skills taught continue to be used in long term to improve patient safety and teamworking.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Stewart-Parker E, Galloway R, Vig S. S-TEAMS: A truly multiprofessional course focusing on nontechnical skills to improve patient safety in the operating theater. Journal of  Surgical  Education. Available online September 20, 2016  (In Press, Corrected Proof).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.06.020