Journal Article

Potential errors and their prevention in operating room teamwork as experienced by Finnish, British and American nurses.

Silén-Lipponen M; Tossavainen K; Turunen H; Smith A.

Three categories were used to explore potential causes of error in the operating room—demanding teamwork practice, shared responsibility in teams, and organized teamwork. Results revealed that attention to workforce, management, and reporting issues has the potential to improve the situation.