The management of a simulated emergency: better teamwork, better performance

D Siassakos, RA Fox, JF Crofts, LP Hunt, CJ Winter, TJ Draycott

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine whether team performance in a simulated emergency is related to generic teamwork skills and behaviours. METHODS: Design - Cross-sectional analysis of data from the Simulation and Fire-drill Evaluation (SaFE) randomised controlled trial. Setting - Six secondary and tertiary Maternity Units in Southwest England. Participants - 140 healthcare professionals, in 24 teams. Assessment - Blinded analysis of recorded simulations. Main outcome measures - Correlation of team performance (efficiency conducting key clinical actions, including the administration of an essential drug, magnesium), and generic teamwork scores (using a validated tool that assesses skills and behaviours, by Weller et al.). RESULTS: There was significant positive correlation between clinical efficiency and teamwork scores across all three dimensions; skills (Kendall's tau(b)=0.54, p
Translated title of the contributionThe management of a simulated emergency: better teamwork, better performance
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203 - 206
Number of pages4
JournalResuscitation
Volume82(2)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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