TitleMultiprofessional team simulation training, based on an obstetric model, can improve teamwork in other areas of health care
AuthorsHelen Anne van der Nelson, Dimitrios Siassakos, Joanne Bennett, Mandy Godfrey, Liz Spray, Tim Draycott, Fiona Donald
Published journalAmerican Journal of Medical Quality
This interrupted time-series study evaluated the impact of multiprofessional scenario-based training on the safety culture and teamwork climate of 3 surgical wards during a time of reduced financial resources. The authors ran 22 team training sessions for teams of 4 to 5 medical and nursing staff over a 4-month period on 3 surgical wards, using 2 scenarios based on a previously successful obstetric training program. Safety culture was measured before and after training using a validated psychometric questionnaire. After training there was a statistically significant improvement in safety culture (P = .036) on the wards. Teamwork climate improved, but the evidence was not as strong (P = .052). Perceptions of hospital management and adequacy of staffing levels showed significant deterioration. Simple, low-resource interventions can have a significant positive impact on safety culture and possibly teamwork climate on surgical wards. This could be of great value in maintaining patient safety at times of financial constraint.
You might also like...
OnlyWan response to the Prime Minister’s announcement of funding for cancer screening.
Research shows 88% of autistic people do not think their needs are understood by health professionals. Emily Niner and Oliver...
…we need to pass our knowledge on to drive forward policy and practice. Here's what the OnlyWan is doing.
The gap in healthy #LifeExpectancy in England between women living in the 10% most affluent areas & the 10% most de…
Work with us
We look for talented and passionate individuals as everyone at the OnlyWan has an important role to play.View current vacancies
The Q Community
Q is an initiative connecting people with improvement expertise across the UK.Find out more