Source: American Journal of Medical Quality 2013 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]
Date of publication: May 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Multi-professional scenario-based training was run in England to improve the safety culture and teamwork climate of three surgical wards at one hospital. Over a four-month period, 22 team training sessions were run, each comprising teams of four or five medical and nursing staff. Safety culture was measured before and after training using a validated tool. Scenario-based training was associated with an improvement in safety culture on the wards and a trend towards improved teamwork climate. However staff were less likely to think that staffing levels were adequate or have favourable perceptions of hospital management. This may be because the scenarios highlighted flaws in current practice.
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