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Journal Article

Communication in interdisciplinary teams: exploring closed-loop communication during in situ trauma team training.

Härgestam M, Lindkvist M, Brulin C, et al. BMJ open. 2013;3:e003525.

Communication, coordination, and cooperation are key elements to effective teamwork, especially during high-stakes situations. This simulator-based study observed trauma teams and found that proven techniques, such as closed-loop communication, occurred infrequently, even in teams that had previously completed teamwork training programs.