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Terhi Korkiakangas

Terhi Korkiakangas has written 6 posts for Transient Teams in the Operating Theatre

Nurse–Surgeon Object Transfer: Video Analysis of Communication and Situation Awareness in the Operating Theatre

Article published in the International Journal of Nursing Studies (Available online 22 January 2014). http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020748914000145 Abstract Background One of the most central collaborative tasks during surgical operations is the passing of objects, including instruments. Little is known about how nurses and surgeons achieve this. The aim of the present study was to explore what factors affect … Continue reading

Systematic Review in British Journal of Surgery

Our systematic review will be published this December in the British Journal of Surgery. You can read the pre-print abstract below. Communication in the Operating Theatre. Weldon, S-M, Korkiakangas, T, Bezemer, J & Kneebone, R. (In press).
 British Journal of Surgery. Background: Communication is extremely important to ensure safe and effective clinical practice. A systematic … Continue reading

6icom – International Conference on Multimodality (London)

We’ve attended the 6icom multimodal conference here in London, hosted by the Institute of Education, and on Thursday we presented our work in progress. We talked about the role of body in communication and how the body positioning and orientation of a scrub nurse, in relation to the surgeon, might have an impact on the communication during operations. Sharon … Continue reading

Terhi’s Reflections on the Cadaver Simulation

The thought of going to the Royal College of Surgeons was quite intriguing, let alone what was going to happen on the day of 19th July. Sharon and I dropped off some equipment there the day before, and I was admiring the building and curiously peeking into the labs and rooms as we made our … Continue reading

Emergency Management of Severe Burns – Simulation

On Wednesday (20th June 2012) we had a burns simulation day at the College organised by a visiting Plastics Registrar. The scenario was based on the emergency management of severe burns in A&E, developed to explore the use of simulation as an educational tool. The scenario involved assessing a burns patient (i.e. an actor with make-up representing burns … Continue reading

Morning at the Orthopedics

Tuesday 12th June 2012 08:30 Yesterday was a good day as we got to know several team members in different theatres – a surgeon, nurses and two anaesthetists. It was really good to get to know people and they seemed quite interested in our project; many also shared their thoughts and feelings about communication and … Continue reading

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