Team briefings in the gynecological operating room: A cognitive task analysis

Emily A. Hildebrand, Russell J. Branaghan, Susan Hallbeck, Renaldo Blocker

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Abstract

Briefings are suggested to be an important mechanism for establishing and maintaining cohesive teams. However, there is still much to learn about briefings and how best to design and implement them for surgical teams in the operating room. Currently, there are no formally recognized protocols or methodologies for conducting surgical team briefings. This research reports preliminary findings from an effort to develop a model of team briefings for gynecological surgical teams. Semi-structured interviews were conducted using techniques derived from Applied Cognitive Task Analysis (Millitello & Hutton, 1998) with thirteen surgical team members spanning six different roles including surgeon, surgical resident, registered nurse, certified surgical assistant, certified scrub technician, and anesthesia. Findings reveal that informational needs are consistent across the team but also vary by individual role, illustrating the importance of addressing all stakeholders in potential interventions. Implications for the development of a team briefing model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages753-757
Number of pages5
Volume2014-January
ISBN (Print)9780945289456
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2014Oct 31 2014

Other

Other58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/27/1410/31/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Hildebrand, E. A., Branaghan, R. J., Hallbeck, S., & Blocker, R. (2014). Team briefings in the gynecological operating room: A cognitive task analysis. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Vol. 2014-January, pp. 753-757). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931214581137