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Team situational awareness: practitioner-centred design of a safety huddles toolkit
conference contributionposted on 2017-08-21, 11:42 authored by William Green, Ceri Jones, John Maltby, Simon Robinson, Damian Roland, Carol Stafford
Patients die every year as a result of a failure to recognize early warnings of deterioration. A contributing factor is poor team communication and situational awareness. This paper describes the practitioner-centred design of a safety huddles toolkit. Interviews, observations and collective discussions conducted synchronously (face-face) and asynchronously (virtually) informed decisions to iteratively design the toolkit. As a result, the toolkit is designed to be continuously adapted to allow practitioner-led improvement for different clinical specialties. Indicative findings suggest practitioners find it to be a useful toolkit to adopt safety huddles and to improve team communication and patient awareness. The tool is being spread further six months following project completion and is enclosed.
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGY/MBSP Non-Medical Departments/Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour
SourceErgonomics & Human Factors 2017
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)