Safer Surgery

Safer Surgery

by Lucy Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 075467536X

ISBN-13: 9780754675365

Pub. Date: 08/01/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Operating theatres are very private workplaces. There have been few research investigations into how highly trained doctors and nurses work together to achieve safe and efficient anaesthesia and surgery. While there have been major advances in surgical and anaesthetic procedures, there are still significant risks for patients during operations and adverse events are

Overview

Operating theatres are very private workplaces. There have been few research investigations into how highly trained doctors and nurses work together to achieve safe and efficient anaesthesia and surgery. While there have been major advances in surgical and anaesthetic procedures, there are still significant risks for patients during operations and adverse events are not unknown. Due to rising concern about patient safety, surgeons and anaesthetists have looked for ways of minimising adverse events. Behavioural scientists have been encouraged by clinicians to bring research techniques used in other industries into the operating theatre in order to study the behaviour of surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists. Safer Surgery presents one of the first collections of studies designed to understand the factors influencing safe and efficient surgical, anaesthetic and nursing practice.
The book is written by psychologists, surgeons and anaesthetists, whose contributions combine to offer readers the latest research techniques and findings from some of the leading investigators in this field. It is designed for practitioners and researchers interested in understanding the behaviour of operating theatre team members, with a view to enhancing both training and practice. The material is also suitable for those studying behaviour in other areas of healthcare or in high-risk work settings. The aims of the book are to: a) present the latest research on the behaviour of operating theatre teams b) describe the techniques being used by psychologists and clinicians to study surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses' task performance c) outline the safety implications of the research to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754675365
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Charles Vincent; Preface, George Youngson; Introduction, Rhona Flin and Lucy Mitchell; Part I Tools for Measuring Behaviour in the Operating Theatre: Development and evaluation of the NOTSS behaviour rating system for intraoperative surgery (2003-2008), Steven Yule, Rhona Flin, Nikki Maran, David Rowley, George Youngson, John Duncan and Simon Paterson-Brown; Competence evaluation in orthopaedics - a 'bottom up' approach, David Pitts and David Rowley; Implementing the assessment of surgical skills and non-technical behaviours in the operating room, Joy Marriott, Helen Purdie, Jim Crossley and Jonathan Beard; Scrub practitioners’ list of intra-operative non-technicalskills - SPLINTS, Lucy Mitchell and Rhona Flin; Observing and assessing surgical teams: the Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS), Shabnam Undre, Nick Sevdalis and Charles Vincent; Rating operating theatre teams - surgical NOTECHS, Ami Mishra, Ken Catchpole, Guy Hirst, Trevor Dale and Peter McCulloch; RATE: a customizable, portable hardware/software system for analyzing and teaching human performance in the operating room, Stephanie Guerlain and J. Forrest Calland; A-TEAM: targets for training, feedback and assessment of all OR members' teamwork, Carl-Johan Wallin, Leif Hedman, Lisbet Meurling and Li Felländer-Tsai; Introducing TOPplus in the operating theatre, Connie Dekker-van Doorn, Linda Wauben, Benno Bonke, Geert Kazemier, Jan Klein, Bianca Balvert, Bart Vrouenraets, Robbert Huijsman and Johan Lange. Part II Observational Studies of Anaesthetists: Integrating non-technical skills into anaesthetists' workplace-based assessment tools, Ronnie Glavin and Rona Patey; Using ANTS for workplace assessment, Jodi Graham, Emma Giles and Graham Hocking; Measuring coordination behaviour in anaesthesia teams during induction of general anaesthetics, Michaela Kolbe, Barbara Künzle, Enikö Zala-Mezö, Johannes Wacker and Gudela Grote; Identifying characteristics of effective tea

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