Enhancing communication in surgery through team training interventions: a systematic literature review

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Title Enhancing communication in surgery through team training interventions: a systematic literature review
Author Gillespie, Brigid Mary; Chaboyer, Wendy; Murray, Patrick Stuart
Journal Name AORN Journal
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract In surgery, up to 70% of adverse events are attributable to failures in communication. The purpose of this systematic literature review was to critically assess the results of team training interventions used in the OR. In the 12 studies that met the inclusion criteria, there were statistically significant before-and-after improvements in teamwork practices and in some secondary outcomes such as complication rates. Our findings suggest that team training interventions have utility in enhancing team communication and cohesion. Team training interventions that are developed in response to the nuances of the context are more likely to become embedded in clinical practice. The introduction of more complex interventions has implications for resources and staffing. Further research is needed to identify and evaluate strategies that address the sustainability of complex team training interventions across multiple OR contexts.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org./10.1016/j.aorn.2010.02.015
Volume 92
Issue Number 6
Page from 642
Page to 657
ISSN 0001-2092
Date Accessioned 2010-12-08
Date Available 2010-12-22T03:19:48Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/35412
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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