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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

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

Transient room

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 09:00 We were back to the main theatres again today after arranging with one of the surgeons to see a different location and type of operation that he would perform. When we arrived we recognised a good percentage of the staff and so no formalities were needed. The operation itself was … Continue reading

Laparoscopic screen communication

Wednesday 27th June 2012 09:00 We had arranged to meet one of the surgeons today via e-mail. He advised that it would be beneficial for us to watch two very different types of operations that he performed. The surgeon wasn’t operating himself on this day but instead had a registrar that he was supervising. We recognised … Continue reading

Emergency Burns Simulated video

Video from simulated burns management scenario. Please see the following page for further details regarding the video-recording https://transientteams.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/emergency-management-of-severe-burns-simulation-3/

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

A different environment

Tuesday 19th June 2012 09:00 2012 Today we had an appointment to meet the sister of some newly renovated theatres. We were told that the teams who worked in these theatres were fairly stable and had worked together for a long period of time. The sister met us in the team room and promptly got … Continue reading

Monday Morning

Monday 18th June 08:45 Monday morning and we headed to theatres again. We were definitely becoming more comfortable in the environment and were once again recognised by some of the theatre staff. We opted to watch an operation that we had seen last week because it was just about to commence and the staff were … Continue reading

Project updates

On the 10th October we facilitated a workshop at the London Deanery on ‘Interprofessional leadership development in the operating theatre; interactional video analysis’ 

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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