Improving Patient Safety Through Teamwork and Team Training

Paperback | September 6, 2012

byEduardo Salas, Karen Frush

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Team training has become a tradition in healthcare, where it has helped produce significantly positive results in patient safety. It is widely acknowledged that medical teamwork is essential, yet the coordination, communication, and cooperation behind it has never been carefully examined. Thisbook provides a comprehensive study of the science behind improving team performance in the delivery of clinical care. Leaders in the field, Eduardo Salas and Karen Frush, have assembled scholars, practitioners, and professionals to offer a combination of practical advice and insight as well as alook into the scientific foundation of teamwork.Chapters offer helpful guidelines and lessons on how to improve performance in the team setting, including how to measure success, how to monitor training, pitfalls and challenges, and how the different needs of various clinical situations.

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Team training has become a tradition in healthcare, where it has helped produce significantly positive results in patient safety. It is widely acknowledged that medical teamwork is essential, yet the coordination, communication, and cooperation behind it has never been carefully examined. Thisbook provides a comprehensive study of the ...

Eduardo Salas, PhD, is Pegasus Professor and University Trustee Chair, Department of Psychology, Institute for Simulation and Training, at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Karen Frush, MD, is Chief Patient Safety Officer and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine as well as Assistant P...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:September 6, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195399099

ISBN - 13:9780195399097

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Contributors1. Sallie J. Weaver, Jennifer Feitosa, Eduardo Salas, Rhea Seddon, and John A. Vozenilek: The Theoretical Drivers and Models of Team Performance and Effectiveness for Patient Safety2. Michael W. Leonard, Allan S. Frankel, and Andrew P. Knight: What Facilitates or Hinders Team Effectiveness in Organizations?3. Alexander Alonso and Dana M. Dunleavy: Building Teamwork Skills in Health Care: The Case for Communication and Coordination Competencies4. Michael A. Rosen, Nicola Schiebel, Eduardo Salas, Teresa Wu, Salvatore Silvestri, and Heidi B. King: How can Team Performance be Measured, Assessed, and Diagnosed?5. Karen Frush, Gwen Sherwood, Melanie Wright, and Noa Segall: Educating healthcare providers to promote teamwork: Issues, requirements, and guidelines.6. Karen Frush, Laura Maynard, Carol Koeble, and Rene Schwendimann: Regulating and Monitoring Teamwork and Training in Healthcare: Issues and Challenges7. Susan Mann and Steve Pratt: Team Training in Labor and Delivery8. Shilo Anders, Daniel France, and Matthew Weinger: Teamwork in the Operating and Recovery Rooms9. Shawna J. Perry, Robert L. Wears, and Sandra S. McDonald: Implementing Team Training in the Emergency Department: The Good, the Unexpected and the Problematic10. Nana E. Coleman, Sheila Lambert, and Anthony D. Slonim: Collaborative Care for Children: Essential Models for Integrating and Optimizing Team Performance in Pediatric Medicine11. Kenneth Stahl, George Garcia, David Birnbach, and Jeffrey Augenstein: Trauma Teamwork and Patient Safety12. Jill A. Marsteller, David A. Thompson, Priyadarshini Pennathur, and Peter J. Pronovost: Teamwork and Safety in Intensive Care13. Celeste Mayer, Tina Willis, Renae Stafford, and Sara Massie: Rapid Response Teams14. Mary L. Salisbury: Implementation15. Heidi King and Steve Harden: Sustainment of Teamwork16. Tripp Driskell, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, Eduardo Salas, Heidi King, and James Battles: Does Team Training Work? Where is the Evidence?17. William C. McGaghie, Walter J. Eppich, and Kevin J. O'Leary: Contributions of Simulation-Based Training to Teamwork18. James B. Battles: A US Federal Agencies' Role in Teamwork Research and Implementation: A Commentary19. David P. Baker and Jonathan Gallo: Measuring and Diagnosing Team Performance20. Michael A. Rosen and Peter J. Pronovost: Teamwork in Healthcare: From Training Programs to Integrated Systems of Development21. Douglas E. Paull and Lisa M. Mazzia: Lessons Learned from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) MTT Program22. Scott I. Tannenbaum and Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert: Medical Team Debriefs: Simple, Powerful, Underutilized23. Eduardo Salas and Michael A. Rosen: Using the Science of Teamwork to Transform Healthcare: Themes and What NextIndex