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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

Theatre filming to date

We commenced within the operating theatre departments on 24th July and have since recorded ten individual cases within two different operating theatres. The decision to film within differing operating departments materialised from our initial time spent observing. We noted within this time that the two departments were observably different due to their location. The first … 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

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

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

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

Getting acquainted

Tuesday 12th June 2012 08:30 We didn’t arrive until a little later today as we felt we had been too early yesterday and didn’t want to be waiting unnecessarily again. As we arrived we saw a few familiar faces who we waved at which was a nice feeling and meant that we didn’t feel so … Continue reading

Early start

Monday 11th June 2012 07:30 Today we had an early start as we wanted to arrive when all the theatre staff would be arriving. This meant that we could see how the day would be organised and also introduce ourselves before any cases begun. We arrived a little early and not many people were about. I took … Continue reading

“Scissors, Please.” The Practical Accomplishment of Surgical Work in the Operating Theatre.

The focus of this article is on professional activity in the operating theater. We explore how surgeons and nurses organize their activities, how social interaction is used to help structure and define situations, and how differentials in knowledge are constructed and oriented to. We utilize some ideas and concepts from symbolic interactionism, ethnomethodology, and conversation analysis … Continue reading

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