COVID-19 Impact

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Journal Article
Study

Awareness of human factors in the operating theatres during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Britton CR, Hayman G, Stroud N. J Perioper Pract. 2021;31(1-2):44-50.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role that team and human factors play in healthcare delivery. This article describes the impact of a human factors education and training program focused on non-technical skills and teamwork (the ONSeT project) – on operating room teams during the pandemic. Results indicate that the project improved team functioning and team leader responsiveness.