This quality improvement resource emphasizes teamwork and communication in the labor and birth unit during these critical and emergent times through a series of videos depicting a pregnant woman requiring emergency cesarean birth under general anesthesia. This web-based and interactive video format is used as a clinical example that emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in an interdisciplinary acute care setting. Further, it is the authors hope that engagement with these videos will provoke an emotional involvement that will prime the learner to more actively participate in other medical education exercises such as debriefings after medical simulations.
By the end of this session, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate characteristics of effective leadership and teamwork in an acute care setting.
- Identify strategies that promote patient safety by enlisting skills and attitudes of effective teamwork and communication.
- Demonstrate techniques that can be used for conflict resolution.
- Recognize and develop strategies against common barriers to effective patient care.
None to report.
This research was supported by a Royal University Hospital Foundation Grant, a University of Saskatchewan Matching Grant, the College of Medicine University of Saskatchewan Accreditation Fund, Frasenius-Kabi Canada, and Schering-Plough Canada Inc.
Presented at: Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference; August 2011; Vienna, Austria.
Presented at: International Meeting on Simulation in Health Care Conferenc; January 2011; New Orleans, LA.
Presented at: International Symposium on Simulation Applied to Health Care in Brazil; June 2011; Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Presented at: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); April 2010; Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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