Journal Article
Commentary

Medical team training improves team performance: AOA critical issues.

Carpenter JE, Bagian JP, Snider RG, et al. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 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.