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Patient handover from surgery to intensive care: using Formula 1 pit‐stop and aviation models to improve safety and quality
Background:  We aimed to improve the quality and safety of handover of patients from surgery to intensive care using the analogy of a Formula 1 pit stop and expertise from aviation.
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The effects of aviation-style non-technical skills training on technical performance and outcome in the operating theatre
Unintended harm to patients in operating theatres is common. Correlations have been demonstrated between teamwork skills and error rates in theatres. This was a single-institution uncontrolledExpand
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Teamwork and Error in the Operating Room: Analysis of Skills and Roles
Objective:To analyze the effects of surgical, anesthetic, and nursing teamwork skills on technical outcomes. Summary Background Data:The value of team skills in reducing adverse events in theExpand
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The influence of non-technical performance on technical outcome in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
IntroductionEvidence from other professions suggests that training in teamwork and general cognitive abilities, collectively described as non-technical skills, may reduce accidents and errors. TheExpand
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Identification of systems failures in successful paediatric cardiac surgery
Patient safety will benefit from an approach to human error that examines systemic causes, rather than blames individuals. This study describes a direct observation methodology, based on a threat andExpand
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Interventions employed to improve intrahospital handover: a systematic review
Background Modern medical care requires numerous patient handovers/handoffs. Handover error is recognised as a potential hazard in patient care, and the information error rate has been estimated atExpand
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Interruptions during drug rounds: an observational study.
Drug administration errors are a common problem; they contribute to unintended patient harm and may in part be due to distractions during the drug administration round. In this study, a prospectiveExpand
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Spreading human factors expertise in healthcare: untangling the knots in people and systems
Human factors (HF) is a term many involved in healthcare delivery are now familiar with, even though a decade ago most had never heard of the concept. The majority of clinicians and healthcareExpand
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State of science: human factors and ergonomics in healthcare
The past decade has seen an increase in the application of human factors and ergonomics (HFE) techniques to healthcare delivery in a broad range of contexts (domains, locations and environments).Expand
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A method for measuring threats and errors in surgery
We examined the measurement of non-technical skills for surgical teams using a framework derived from aviation. Expand
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