American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: DC12
Title: Achieving Success in Critical Situations: Safety and Teamwork in the Operating Room
Date and Time of Session: Monday, October 23: 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Description: The surgeon’s non-technical skills (situation awareness, decision making, leadership, communication and teamwork) are essential for safe surgical care, yet these skills are rarely taught or assessed. Participants in this workshop will gain awareness of the impact of non-technical skills on patient safety in the Operating Room. The workshop will be structured around the four categories of non-technical skills in the NOTSS (Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons) taxonomy. The conceptual background of each category will be described. Participants will view and discuss simulated operations, focusing on the observable behaviors of the surgeons involved. Structured methods of analyzing behavior will be used to aid this process in an interactive manner. Participants will gain knowledge of NOTSS and learn to identify and assess non-technical skills in the operating room.
CME Credit Hours: 4
Webcast Package Available: No
Audio Package Available: No
Track:
Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU)
Credit to Address Regulatory Mandates:
Patient safety, Risk Management
Sponsored By:
Committee on Non-technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS)
Program Participants:
Chair
Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSGlas (Hon)
Co-Chair
Steven J. Yule, PhD
Speaker Non-techncial Skills for Surgeons
Steven J. Yule, PhD
Speaker Effective Decision Making in Critical Situations
Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSGlas (Hon)
Speaker Small Group (Decision Making)
Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSGlas (Hon)
Speaker Maintaining Situation Awareness and Vigilance
Steven J. Yule, PhD
Speaker Small Group (Situation Awareness)
Steven J. Yule, PhD
15 Minute Break
Speaker The Technical Aspects of Effective Teamwork
Steven J. Yule, PhD
Speaker Small Group (Teamwork)
Steven J. Yule, PhD
Speaker Being a Natural Leader
Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSGlas (Hon)
Speaker Small Group (Leadership)
Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSGlas (Hon)
Speaker Assessing behaviors using the NOTSS system
Steven J. Yule, PhD
Speaker Wrap Up
Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, FACS, FRCSGlas (Hon)