Characterization of non-technical skills in paediatric cardiac surgery: communication patterns.

@article{Santos2012CharacterizationON,
  title={Characterization of non-technical skills in paediatric cardiac surgery: communication patterns.},
  author={Raquel Marinho Teodoro dos Santos and Lu{\'i}s Bakero and Paulo Franco and Conceiç{\~a}o Alves and Isabel Fragata and J. Fragata},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={1005-12; discussion 1012}
}
OBJECTIVES The management of non-technical skills in complex surgical domains, such as paediatric cardiac surgery, is being recognized as a major factor for both performance and safety. Communication patterns are very relevant for safety and were analysed in this human-factor observational study. METHODS One behaviour observer taped and video-recorded the communication patterns for 10 consecutive paediatric open-heart cases, at a university institution, performed by variable, informal teams… CONTINUE READING
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