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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

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Improving Patient Safety Through Teamwork and Team Training


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Team training has become a tradition in healthcare, where it has helped produce significantly positive results in patient safety. It is widely acknowledged that medical teamwork is essential, yet the coordination, communication, and cooperation behind it has never been carefully examined. This book provides a comprehensive study of the science behind improving team performance in the delivery of clinical care. Leaders in the field, Eduardo Salas and Karen Frush, have assembled scholars, practitioners, and professionals to offer a combination of practical advice and insight as well as a look into the scientific foundation of teamwork. Chapters offer helpful guidelines and lessons on how to improve performance in the team setting, including how to measure success, how to monitor training, pitfalls and challenges, and how the different needs of various clinical situations.

About the Author

Eduardo Salas, PhD is Pegasus Professor and University Trustee Chair, Department of Psychology, Institute for Simulation and Training, at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida.

Karen Frush, MD is Chief Patient Safety Officer and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine as well as Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Nursing in Durham, North Carolina.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Theoretical Drivers and Models of Team Performance and Effectiveness for Patient Safety

Sallie J. Weaver, Jennifer Feitosa, Eduardo Salas, Rhea Seddon, and John A. Vozenilek

Chapter 2: What Facilitates or Hinders Team Effectiveness in Organizations?

Michael W. Leonard, Allan S. Frankel, and Andrew P. Knight

Chapter 3: Building Teamwork Skills in Health Care: The Case for Communication and Coordination Competencies

Alexander Alonso and Dana M. Dunleavy

Chapter 4: How can Team Performance be Measured, Assessed, and Diagnosed?

Michael A. Rosen, Nicola Schiebel, Eduardo Salas, Teresa Wu, Salvatore Silvestri, and Heidi B. King

Chapter 5: Educating healthcare providers to promote teamwork: Issues, requirements, and guidelines.

Karen Frush, Gwen Sherwood, Melanie Wright, and Noa Segall

Chapter 6: Regulating and Monitoring Teamwork and Training in Healthcare: Issues and Challenges

Karen Frush, Laura Maynard, Carol Koeble, and Rene Schwendimann

Chapter 7: Team Training in Labor and Delivery

Susan Mann and Steve Pratt

Chapter 8: Teamwork in the Operating and Recovery Rooms

Shilo Anders, Daniel France, and Matthew Weinger

Chapter 9: Implementing Team Training in the Emergency Department: The Good, the Unexpected and the Problematic

Shawna J. Perry, Robert L. Wears, and Sandra S. McDonald

Chapter 10: Collaborative Care for Children: Essential Models for Integrating and Optimizing Team Performance in Pediatric Medicine

Nana E. Coleman, Sheila Lambert, and Anthony D. Slonim

Chapter 11: Trauma Teamwork and Patient Safety

Kenneth Stahl, George Garcia, David Birnbach, and Jeffrey Augenstein

Chapter 12: Teamwork and Safety in Intensive Care

Jill A. Marsteller, David A. Thompson, Priyadarshini Pennathur, and Peter J. Pronovost

Chapter 13: Rapid Response Teams

Celeste Mayer, Tina Willis, Renae Stafford, and Sara Massie

Chapter 14: Implementation

Mary L. Salisbury

Chapter 15: Sustainment of Teamwork

Heidi King and Steve Harden

Chapter 16: Does Team Training Work? Where is the Evidence?

Tripp Driskell, Elizabeth H. Lazzara, Eduardo Salas, Heidi King, and James Battles

Chapter 17: Contributions of Simulation-Based Training to Teamwork

William C. McGaghie, Walter J. Eppich, and Kevin J. O'Leary

Chapter 18: A US Federal Agencies' Role in Teamwork Research and Implementation: A Commentary

James B. Battles

Chapter 19: Measuring and Diagnosing Team Performance

David P. Baker and Jonathan Gallo

Chapter 20: Teamwork in Healthcare: From Training Programs to Integrated Systems of Development

Michael A. Rosen and Peter J. Pronovost

Chapter 21: Lessons Learned from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) MTT Program

Douglas E. Paull and Lisa M. Mazzia

Chapter 22: Medical Team Debriefs: Simple, Powerful, Underutilized

Scott I. Tannenbaum and Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert

Chapter 23: Using the Science of Teamwork to Transform Healthcare: Themes and What Next

Eduardo Salas and Michael A. Rosen


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