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Medical team training improves team performance: AOA critical issues.

Carpenter JE, Bagian JP, Snider RG, et al. Medical Team Training Improves Team Performance: AOA Critical Issues. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99(18):1604-1610. doi:10.2106/JBJS.16.01290.

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October 18, 2017
Carpenter JE, Bagian JP, Snider RG, et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99:1604-1610.

Team training programs have become a core element of safety improvement strategies worldwide. This commentary describes how one health system implemented a training initiative that focused on communication, use of a preprocedure time-out, and briefings and debriefings to enhance the safety of surgical care. The authors discuss the impact the program had on safety culture and checklist adherence.

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Carpenter JE, Bagian JP, Snider RG, et al. Medical Team Training Improves Team Performance: AOA Critical Issues. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99(18):1604-1610. doi:10.2106/JBJS.16.01290.