Navigation Links
Hospitals apply lessons learned in the airline industry to improve operating room safety
Date:2/17/2009

CHICAGO A recent study conducted by Northwestern Memorial Hospital found that integrated team training and pre-operative discussions increase staff communication and teamwork, thus reducing the potential for operating room errors. The study, published in the February issue of Archives of Surgery, was conducted by implementing a communication model known in the airline industry as Crew Resource Management, which was tailored to the specific needs of a surgical environment. The model aims to improve communication, develop attitudes conducive to teamwork and minimize the hierarchy by encouraging input from every team member regarding "near miss" or potential adverse events or errors.

The study goal was to measure how improved staff interaction would impact operating room efficiency, patient safety and staff satisfaction. Northwestern Memorial trained more than 1,100 staff members over a two-week period, including operating room physicians, nurses, technicians and other personnel. Each participated in a four-hour classroom curriculum and intraoperative coaching on team related behaviors, followed by feedback sessions. The operating room staff was also asked to implement and document several measures of communication including newly established pre-operative discussions, existing checklists, known as "time-outs" and post-operative debriefings.

After the training was complete, researchers compared pre-training surgical observations and feedback to post-training observations and feedback, in order to determine the effectiveness of the communication model.

"Communication is the cornerstone to ensuring operating room safety," said Amy Halverson, MD, surgical oncologist and study author. "Following the training, 75 percent of staff felt the program resulted in better staff communication and an improved sense of teamwork."

The study also revealed that pre-operative meetings play an impo
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Monasteri
jmonaste@nmh.org
312-926-2955
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. White patients benefit more than blacks in surviving surgical complications at teaching hospitals
2. White Patients Benefit More Than Blacks in Surviving Surgical Complications at Teaching Hospitals
3. Teaching Hospitals Post-Op Gains Not Extended to Blacks
4. Health Care Workers Call on ARH Board Members to Meet, Develop Real Strategy to Deal With Hospitals Bottom Line
5. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal-Year 2008 Results
6. Veterans Affairs Employee Union Urges Congress to Strengthen Collective Bargaining Rights at VA Hospitals
7. Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Hospitals and Clinics Forge Emergency Preparedness Agreement
8. Hospitals and Healthcare Leaders Shift Dairy Market
9. Intensive Resource Group (IRG) Helps Hospitals Address Financial and Operational Crisis
10. Regions Hospitals Engage in New Patient-Safety Efforts to Further Reduce Infections, Errors, and Improve Quality of Care
11. Physician Hospitals of America (PHA) Congratulates Congress on its Passage of a Clean SCHIP Childrens Health Bill
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2014)... The report, “Glass Fiber & Glass ... Material, By Manufacturing Process, By Application (Transportation, Construction, ... – Global Trends & Forecast to 2019”, defines ... an analysis and forecast by value and volume. ... figures spread through 347 slides and in-depth TOC ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... July 27, 2014 The constant expansion ... increase in demand for enterprise video. Additional factors that ... video in areas such as corporate communication, learning and ... Due to all these factors the enterprise video market ... expected to reach $35.57 billion in 2018 with a ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... 2014 This is a professional ... Dutasteride (CAS 164656-23-9) industry. The report firstly reviews ... its classification, application and manufacturing technology. The report ... Dutasteride (CAS 164656-23-9) listing their product specification, capacity, ... report further analyzes quantitatively 2009-2014 global and China’s ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... 27, 2014 1-Butene is a colorless, ... solvent properties. 1–Butene can be manufactured either through the ... reaction of ethylene. Linear alpha olefin (alkene) 1-Butene is ... a number of important chemicals such as linear light ... on. , The 1-Butene market is extremely competitive. The ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 ... involving liver injuries continue to move forward in ... new study is questioning one of the benefits ... Tylenol-brand over-the-counter medications. The research, which appears in ... acute low-back pain, all of whom were given ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Major Drivers for GFRP Composites Market in Future – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Major Drivers for GFRP Composites Market in Future – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Major Drivers for GFRP Composites Market in Future – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North America Enterprise Video Market is Expected to Reach $13.00 billion in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Enterprise Video Market is Expected to Reach $13.00 billion in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Enterprise Video Market is Expected to Reach $13.00 billion in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Global and Chinese Dutasteride Industry (CAS 164656-23-9) 2019 Forecasts in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Global and Chinese Dutasteride Industry (CAS 164656-23-9) 2019 Forecasts in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Global and Chinese Dutasteride Industry (CAS 164656-23-9) 2019 Forecasts in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:North America 1-Butene Market is Expected to Reach $794 million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America 1-Butene Market is Expected to Reach $794 million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America 1-Butene Market is Expected to Reach $794 million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:As Tylenol Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Study Questioning Some Benefits Purportedly Associated with Acetaminophen 2Health News:As Tylenol Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Study Questioning Some Benefits Purportedly Associated with Acetaminophen 3Health News:As Tylenol Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Study Questioning Some Benefits Purportedly Associated with Acetaminophen 4
... allows longer filtering, which experts prefer , , THURSDAY, May ... are asleep, not only frees up time during their ... well, a new study suggests. , Although lifesaving, dialysis ... it. Nighttime dialysis, a newer option, actually takes longer ...
... Cambridge, MA May, 21, 2009 Agios Pharmaceuticals, ... novel cancer metabolism drugs, announced that the leading scientific ... "Understanding the Warburg Effect: The Metabolic Requirements of ... C. Cantley, Ph.D., Director of the Cancer Center at ...
... Military ProgramSHORT HILLS, N.J., May 21 The ... organization dedicated to finding cures and treatments for ... people living with paralysis, announced today it has ... charitable giving arm, the TD Charitable Foundation. ...
... Transportation as Legislative Priority for 2009WASHINGTON, May 21 ... the federal transportation bill this year, the American ... for America coalition in releasing a blueprint to ... Route to Reform," outlines a renewed vision for ...
... (Princeton, New Jersey) Lingraphica, maker of the Lingraphica speech-generating ... mobile accessory. Incredibly portable and light, it fits easily ... on the go. Users can take along a selection ... at all times. Together, the Lingraphica speech-generating device and ...
... Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has provided $215 million ... Veterans in rural and highly rural areas. "This ... health care needs of our rural Veterans," Secretary of ... allow VA to establish new outpatient clinics, expand collaborations ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go 2Health News:Sleeping Through Dialysis May Be the Way to Go 3Health News:Agios Pharmaceuticals' founders author Science review on cancer metabolism 2Health News:Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Receives $25,000 Gift from TD Bank 2Health News:Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Receives $25,000 Gift from TD Bank 3Health News:APHA Joins National Coalition in Issuing Transportation Reform Blueprint 2Health News:Secretary Shinseki Announces $215 Million in Projects for Rural Veterans 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of a prominent ... a recent study, which shows how grief in pregnancy may ... According to US News , ... likely than others to grow up overweight or obese, even ... were two specific types of stress that caused obesity: "Children ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... PLAINFIELD, N.J. , July 24, 2014  PTC ... that the Company will host a webcast conference call ... provide an update on the company,s business and outlook ... before the opening of the market. ... (domestic) or (973) 935-8152 (international) five minutes prior to ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Germany , and MARSEILLE, France ... , Exclusive global license from University of ... including next-generation sequencing (NGS) gene panels, for blood cancers  ... by new test, indicate favorable prognosis for patients with ... QIAGEN sees potential for developing companion diagnostics to guide ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Noted Staten Island Pediatrics Clinic, Comments on Study, Which Names Grief as a Cause of Obesity in Children 2QIAGEN Adds Promising Genomic Biomarkers for Assessing Prognosis in Treatment of Blood Cancers to Personalized Healthcare Pipeline 2QIAGEN Adds Promising Genomic Biomarkers for Assessing Prognosis in Treatment of Blood Cancers to Personalized Healthcare Pipeline 3QIAGEN Adds Promising Genomic Biomarkers for Assessing Prognosis in Treatment of Blood Cancers to Personalized Healthcare Pipeline 4QIAGEN Adds Promising Genomic Biomarkers for Assessing Prognosis in Treatment of Blood Cancers to Personalized Healthcare Pipeline 5
... Oct. 28 IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX ) today ... after the market closes on Thursday, November 4, 2010. ... a conference call with the investment community at 5:00 ... 2010 to discuss the results of the quarter and ...
... SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28 ASTRO Booth # 201 ... will highlight its new TrueBeam™ system for fast, powerful and ... American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Diego ... as new software capabilities designed to make cancer treatments faster, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit TrueBeam™ System for Image-Guided Cancer Treatments and New Software Capabilities at ASTRO Meeting in San Diego 2Varian Medical Systems to Exhibit TrueBeam™ System for Image-Guided Cancer Treatments and New Software Capabilities at ASTRO Meeting in San Diego 3
Irrigating Cystotome, Straight, 25 g. Overall length 15 mm. 5/box....
Irrigating Capsulorhexis Cystotome. Formed blunt tip, 25 g. Overall length 22 mm. 5/box....
Irrigating Cystotome, formed, 23 g., 12 mm curved tip. Overall length 14 mm. 5/box....
Retrobulbar Needle, 25 g. Atkinson style bevel. Overall length 38 mm. 5/box....
Medicine Products: