Examining the successful outcomes of multidisciplinary teamwork in a code situation using the shared mental model framework

N. Kay Moore, Karina M. Squire, Renaldo C. Blocker

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Abstract

In complex health care situations, teamwork becomes immensely integral to favorable patient outcomes. This study examines an unusual prolonged resuscitation case to understand elements that contributed to the successful outcome of this patient. Through use of the Shared Mental Model Framework (SMMF), we highlighted the importance of multidisciplinary teamwork during resuscitation efforts by analyzing team members' perceptions through surveys. An 11-item open-ended questionnaire was administered to clinicians (N=9) involved in the resuscitation effort. A case analysis technique was used to identify four key themes that contributed to the success of this resuscitation effort: (1) clear goals are essential to the team's functioning; (2) strong and effective communication solidified longitudinally among team members; (3) provider's expertise was paramount to the case's success; and (4) resources readily available helped manage the team's cohesiveness. Identifying key teamwork elements in successful resuscitation efforts further informs the valuable need for team cohesiveness in health care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2015
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages513-517
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289470
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2015Oct 30 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2015-January
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other59th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period10/26/1510/30/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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