Novel Use of T-NOTECHS to Assess Trauma Team Training
1TBD, Lariboisiere hospital , Paris (; France ), French
Communication breakdowns and care coordination problems often cause preventable adverse patient care events, which can be especially acute in the trauma setting of the Emergency Department.
The resuscitate room is a stressful environment within an arena typically plagued by distractions and interruption. Although excessive levels of stress can decrease task performance for the management of trauma patient in critical situations. A modified nontechnical skills (NOTECHS) scale for trauma (T-NOTECHS) was developed to teach and assess teamwork skills of multidisciplinary trauma resuscitation teams. In this lecture, improvement in T-NOTECHS scores after teamwork training, and correlation with clinical parameters in simulated and actual trauma resuscitations, can change teamwork and communication behaviors on trauma teams for reliability and clinical performance.