Journal Article
Commentary

Medical team training improves team performance: AOA critical issues.

Carpenter JE; Bagian JP; Snider RG; Jeray KJ.

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.