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

Härgestam M, Lindkvist M, Brulin C, et al. Communication in interdisciplinary teams: exploring closed-loop communication during in situ trauma team training. BMJ Open. 2013;3(10):e003525. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003525.

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December 4, 2013
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.

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Härgestam M, Lindkvist M, Brulin C, et al. Communication in interdisciplinary teams: exploring closed-loop communication during in situ trauma team training. BMJ Open. 2013;3(10):e003525. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003525.