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anesthesia non technical skills

Joel Bierer, Eustatiu Memu, Robert Leeper, Dalilah Fortin, Eric Fréchette, Richard Inculet, Richard Malthaner
BACKGROUND: Our vision was to develop an inexpensive training simulation in a functional operating room (in-situ) that included surgical trainees, nursing and anesthesia staff to focus on effective interprofessional communication and teamwork skills. METHODS: The simulation scenario revolved around a post-pneumonectomy airway obstruction by residual tumor. This model included our thoracic operating room with patient status displayed by an open access vital sign simulator and a reversibly modified Laerdal® airway mannequin...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Hugo Paquin, Ilana Bank, Meredith Young, Lily H P Nguyen, Rachel Fisher, Peter Nugus
Purpose Complex clinical situations, involving multiple medical specialists, create potential for tension or lack of clarity over leadership roles and may result in miscommunication, errors and poor patient outcomes. Even though copresence has been shown to overcome some differences among team members, the coordination literature provides little guidance on the relationship between coordination and leadership in highly specialized health settings. The purpose of this paper is to determine how different specialties involved in critical medical situations perceive the role of a leader and its contribution to effective crisis management, to better define leadership and improve interdisciplinary leadership and education...
February 5, 2018: Leadership in Health Services
Yihan Lin, John W Scott, Sojung Yi, Kathryn K Taylor, Georges Ntakiyiruta, Faustin Ntirenganya, Paulin Banguti, Steven Yule, Robert Riviello
OBJECTIVE: A substantial proportion of adverse intraoperative events are attributed to failures in nontechnical skills. To strengthen these skills and improve surgical safety, the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) taxonomy was developed as a common framework. The NOTSS taxonomy was adapted for low- and middle-income countries, where variable resources pose a significant challenge to safe surgery. The NOTSS for variable-resource contexts (VRC) curriculum was developed and implemented in Rwanda, with the aim of enhancing knowledge and attitudes about nontechnical skills and promoting surgical safety...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
M St Pierre, C Gall, G Breuer, J Schüttler
BACKGROUND: Simulation-based training with a focus on non-technical skills can have a positive influence on safety relevant attitudes of participants. If an organization succeeds in training sufficient staff, it may experience a positive change in the safety climate. As the effects of a single training are of a transient nature, annual training sessions may lead to an incremental improvement of safety relevant attitudes of employees over time. In spring 2012 the Department of Anesthesia at the University Hospital of Erlangen established an annual simulation-based training for staff members (e...
December 2017: Der Anaesthesist
Leslie A Schornack, Curtis L Baysinger, May C M Pian-Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Simulation training in obstetric anesthesia has become widespread in recent years. Simulations are used to train staff and trainees, assess and improve team performance, and evaluate the work environment. This review summarizes current research in these categories. RECENT FINDINGS: Simulation to improve individual technical skills has focused on induction of general anesthesia for emergent cesarean delivery, an infrequently encountered scenario by anesthesia trainees...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Xiao Xu Chen, Vatsal Trivedi, AbdulHadi A AlSaflan, Suzanne Clare Todd, Andrea C Tricco, Colin J L McCartney, Sylvain Boet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) has become the criterion standard of regional anesthesia practice. Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia teaching programs often use simulation, and guidelines have been published to help guide URGA education. This systematic review aimed to examine the effectiveness of simulation-based education for the acquisition and maintenance of competence in UGRA. METHODS: Studies identified in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ERIC were included if they assessed simulation-based UGRA teaching with outcomes measured at Kirkpatrick level 2 (knowledge and skills), 3 (transfer of learning to the workplace), or 4 (patient outcomes)...
November 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Thomas Geeraerts, Philippe Roulleau, Gaëlle Cheisson, Fouad Marhar, Karl Aidan, Karim Lallali, Morgan Leguen, David Schnell, Fabien Trabold, Philippe Fauquet-Alekhine, Jacques Duranteau, Dan Benhamou
INTRODUCTION: The use of high fidelity simulators in Medicine can improve knowledge, behaviour and practice but may be associated with significant stress. Our objective was to measure physiological and psychological self-assessed intensity of stress before and after a planned simulation training session among third year anaesthesia and critical care residents. METHODS: A convenience sample of 27 residents participating in a simulation training course was studied...
December 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Kirsten Gjeraa, Anna S Mundt, Lene Spanager, Henrik J Hansen, Lars Konge, René H Petersen, Doris Østergaard
BACKGROUND: Safety in the operating room is dependent on the team's non-technical skills. The importance of non-technical skills appears to be different for minimally invasive surgery as compared with open surgery. The aim of this study was to identify which non-technical skills are perceived by team members to be most important for patient safety, in the setting of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. METHODS: This was an explorative, semistructured interview-based study with 21 participants from all four thoracic surgery centers in Denmark that perform VATS lobectomy...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Yuko Iki, Masafumi Noda, Katsuyoshi Kudoh, Teruko Sueta, Masahiko Kanehira, Takuya Ito, Yasushi Matsuda, Yoshinori Okada, Michiaki Unno
A cross-sectional study is conducted with primary residents attended wet labs at Tohoku University Hospital Advanced Medical Training Center in order to investigate the efficacy of the training, especially focused on the animal ethics. The 41 participants answered questionnaires in regard to non-technical skills, technical skills and ethics before and after the practice. To identify differences in each ethical question between 2 time points, Wilcoxon signed ranks test was used because the data was not normally distributed...
May 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Ilana I Logvinov, Franklin Dexter, Bradley J Hindman, Sorin J Brull
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Work habits are non-technical skills that are an important part of job performance. Although non-technical skills are usually evaluated on a relative basis (i.e., "grading on a curve"), validity of evaluation on an absolute basis (i.e., "minimum passing score") needs to be determined. DESIGN: Survey and observational study. PATIENTS: None. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS: The theme of "work habits" was assessed using a modification of Dannefer et al...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Michelle Chiu, Jordan Tarshis, Andreas Antoniou, T Laine Bosma, Jessica E Burjorjee, Neil Cowie, Simone Crooks, Kate Doyle, David Dubois, Tobias Everett, Rachel Fisher, Megan Hayter, Genevieve McKinnon, Diana Noseworthy, Noel O'Regan, Greg Peachey, Arnaud Robitaille, Michael Sullivan, Marshall Tenenbein, Marie-Helene Tremblay
The specialty of anesthesiology will soon adopt the Competence By Design (CBD) approach to residency education developed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). A foundational component of CBD is frequent and contextualized assessment of trainees. In 2013, the RCPSC Anesthesiology Specialty Committee assembled a group of simulation educators, representing each of the 17 Canadian anesthesiology residency programs, to form the Canadian National Anesthesiology Simulation Curriculum (CanNASC) Task Force...
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Teresa Skelton, Isaac Nshimyumuremyi, Christian Mukwesi, Sara Whynot, Lauren Zolpys, Patricia Livingston
BACKGROUND: Safe anesthesia care is challenging in developing countries where there are shortages of personnel, drugs, equipment, and training. Anesthetists' Non-technical Skills (ANTS)-task management, team working, situation awareness, and decision making-are difficult to practice well in this context. Cesarean delivery is the most common surgical procedure in sub-Saharan Africa. This pilot study investigates whether a low-cost simulation model, with good psychological fidelity, can be used effectively to teach ANTS during cesarean delivery in Rwanda...
August 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Linda L Wunder
Simulation-based education provides a safe place for student registered nurse anesthetists to practice non-technical skills before entering the clinical arena. An anesthetist's lack of nontechnical skills contributes to adverse patient outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an educational intervention on nontechnical skills could improve the performance of nontechnical skills during anesthesia crisis simulation with a group of first-year student registered nurse anesthetists. Thirty-two first-year students volunteered for this quasi-experimental study...
February 2016: AANA Journal
Liisa Rovamo, Elisa Nurmi, Minna-Maria Mattila, Pertti Suominen, Minna Silvennoinen
BACKGROUND: Video analyses of real-life newborn resuscitations have shown that Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) guidelines are followed in fewer than 50% of cases. Multidisciplinary simulation is used as a first-rate tool for the improvement of teamwork among health professionals. In the study we evaluated the impact of the crisis resource management (CRM) and anesthesia non-technical skills instruction on teamwork during simulated newborn emergencies. METHODS: Ninety-nine participants of two delivery units (17 pediatricians, 16 anesthesiologists, 14 obstetricians, 31 midwives, and 21 neonatal nurses) were divided to an intervention group (I-group, 9 teams) and a control group (C-group, 6 teams)...
2015: BMC Research Notes
Roy Phitayakorn, Rebecca D Minehart, Maureen W Hemingway, May C M Pian-Smith, Emil Petrusa
BACKGROUND: Optimal team performance in the operating room (OR) requires a combination of interactions among OR professionals and adherence to clinical guidelines. Theoretically, it is possible that OR teams could communicate very well but fail to follow acceptable standards of patient care and vice versa. OR simulations offer an ideal research environment to study this relationship. The goal of this study was to determine the relationship between ratings of OR teamwork and communication with adherence to patient care guidelines in a simulated scenarios of malignant hyperthermia (MH)...
November 2015: Surgery
A Irwin, A E Weidmann
BACKGROUND: Non-technical skills refer to the social and cognitive factors that may influence efficient and safe job performance. Non-technical skills are an important element of patient safety in a variety of health care disciplines, including surgery, anesthesia and nursing. However, the use of non-technical skills in pharmacy practice has not yet been fully assessed. OBJECTIVE: To examine attitudes toward, and use of, non-technical skills by pharmacy personnel...
September 2015: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
Grace A Nicksa, Cristan Anderson, Richard Fidler, Lygia Stewart
IMPORTANCE: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core competencies stress nontechnical skills that can be difficult to evaluate and teach to surgical residents. During emergencies, surgeons work in interprofessional teams and are required to perform certain procedures. To obtain proficiency in these skills, residents must be trained. OBJECTIVE: To educate surgical residents in leadership, teamwork, effective communication, and infrequently performed emergency surgical procedures with the use of interprofessional simulations...
March 1, 2015: JAMA Surgery
Kong Eric You-Ten, M Dylan Bould, Zeev Friedman, Nicole Riem, Devin Sydor, Sylvain Boet
PURPOSE: Non-adherence to airway guidelines in a 'cannot intubate-cannot oxygenate' (CICO) crisis situation is associated with adverse patient outcomes. This study investigated the effects of hands-on training in cricothyrotomy on adherence to the American Society of Anesthesiologists difficult airway algorithm (ASA-DAA) during a simulated CICO scenario. METHODS: A total of 21 postgraduate second-year anesthesia residents completed a pre-test teaching session during which they reviewed the ASA-DAA, became familiarized with the Melker cricothyrotomy kit, and watched a video on cricothyrotomy...
May 2015: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Mrinalini Balki, Subrata Chakravarty, Aliya Salman, Randy S Wax
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to assess the influence of a teaching plan consisting of didactic teaching and repeated simulations on the performance of anesthesia residents in the management of general anesthesia (GA) for emergency Cesarean delivery (CD). METHODS: Twenty-one postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) and 3 (PGY3) anesthesia residents from the University of Toronto were recruited in this prospective cohort study. All participants received didactic teaching in the management of GA for emergency CD, which was followed one week later by assessment of performance in the same scenario using a high-fidelity simulator...
October 2014: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Roy Phitayakorn, Rebecca Minehart, May C M Pian-Smith, Maureen W Hemingway, Tanya Milosh-Zinkus, Danika Oriol-Morway, Emil Petrusa
BACKGROUND: High-quality teamwork among operating room (OR) professionals is a key to efficient and safe practice. Quantification of teamwork facilitates feedback, assessment, and improvement. Several valid and reliable instruments are available for assessing separate OR disciplines and teams. We sought to determine the most feasible approach for routine documentation of teamwork in in-situ OR simulations. We compared rater agreement, hypothetical training costs, and feasibility ratings from five clinicians and two nonclinicians with instruments for assessment of separate OR groups and teams...
July 2014: Journal of Surgical Research
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