Bridging the communication gap in the operating room with medical team training.

  title={Bridging the communication gap in the operating room with medical team training.},
  author={Samir S. Awad and Shawn P. Fagan and Charles F. Bellows and Daniel Albo and Beverly Green-Rashad and Marlen De la Garza and David H. Berger},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={190 5},
BACKGROUND In the operating room (OR), poor communication among the surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses may lead to adverse events that can compromise patient safety. A survey performed at our institution showed low communication ratings from surgeons, anesthesiologists, and OR nursing staff. Our objective was to determine if communication in the operating room could be improved through medical team training (MTT). METHODS A dedicated training session (didactic instruction, interactive… CONTINUE READING
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