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Title Safer surgery : analysing behaviour in the operating theatre / [edited by] Rhona Flin & Lucy Mitchell
Published Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2009]


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Description xxvi, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword; Preface; Introduction, R. Flin and L. Mitchell; Section 1 Tools for Measuring Behaviour in the Operating Theatre: Developing and evaluation of the NOTSS behaviour rating system for intraoperative surgery (2003-2008), S. Yule, R. Flin, N. Maran, D. Rowley, G. Youngson, J. Duncan and S. Paterson-Brown; Competence evaluation in orthopaedics - a 'bottom up' approach, D. Pitts and D. Rowley; Implementing the assessment of surgical skills and non-technical behaviours in the operating room, J. Marriott, H. Purdie, J. Crossley and J. Beard; Theatre nurses' non-technical skills - nurses' NOTECHS, L. Mitchell and R. Flin; Observing and assessing surgical teams: the Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS), S. Undre, N. Sevdalis and C. Vincent; Rating operating theatre teams - surgical NOTECHS, A. Mishra, K. Catchpole, G. Hirst, T. Dale and P. McCulloch; RATE: a customizable, portable hardware/software system for analyzing and teaching human performance in the operating room
Summary 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, nurse 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
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Operating room personnel.
Operating rooms.
Surgical errors -- Prevention.
Surgical errors.
Teams in the workplace.
Medical Errors -- prevention & control.
Surgical Procedures, Operative -- methods.
Accident Prevention.
Interprofessional Relations.
Operating Rooms.
Medical Errors.
Operating Rooms -- methods.
Operating Rooms -- organization & administration.
Author Flin, Rhona H.
Mitchell, Lucy.
LC no. 2009004030
ISBN 075467536X (hbk. : alk. paper)
0754695778 (ebk.)
9780754675365 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780754695776 (ebk.)