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Improving patient safety

We all agree that communication in the operating room is essential. It saves time and ensures a better quality of patient care. Using the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist supports this. How can we learn to use this checklist?
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Evaluating the effectiveness of simulation in healthcare

Teamwork is important in many occupations but it is crucial when working under pressure. Most of us can only imagine how stressful it could be when working as a fire fighter or operating room nurse.
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What is simulation training?

Simulation training provides learners with an opportunity to test out different scenarios to see what works and to understand how they arrived at the right and wrong answers.
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Simulation-based team training in obstetrics

The study of Annemarie Fransen and her team shows that simulation-based team training is effective in improving communication and cooperation of obstetric care teams.
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The role of explicit bias in working with depressed cardiac patients

Using simulated medical encounters, Dr. Crapanzano and her team measured the influence of bias in the medical students' diagnosis and treatment plans for a patient presenting as mildly depressed.
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Learn to cooperate toward shared goals using the principles of CRM

Teamwork plays an important role in ensuring patient safety and avoiding errors. The most commonly used method to promote teamwork, is training entire teams together to better prepare them for effective cooperation.
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Video recording medical trainees who are interrupted during a complex task

Interruptions in your work have a negative effect on completing your tasks correctly. Jones and her team examined the impact of clinical interruptions on simulated trainee performances during central venous catheterization.
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The effect of simulation-based obstetric team training

Dr. Truijens describes the positive effects of simulation-based obstetric team training on communication between health care professionals, clear leadership, and more.
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Simulation-based training – it’s just like the real thing!

By conducting training sessions, students in a simulation lab develop and maintain knowledge, skills, and competencies such as interviewing skills, working with certain equipment, and teamwork procedures.