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CRICO OR Team Training: Neurosurgery

Background: The leading cause of errors in hospitals and in the operating room (OR) result from communication and teamwork failures. Only recently has medical education considered the role of these issues in such errors.  SimPeds partnered with RMF CRICO to develop a simulation-based team-training program for its surgical teams as part of a Harvard-wide effort.  This surgical team-training course leverages the inherent on-site nature of SimPeds to allow native surgical teams to practice crisis resource management and teamwork in their own operating rooms. Established in 2010, The RMF CRICO Surgical Team Training Course in Neurosurgery was developed to teach trainees how to improve human factor performance in the OR.

Format: 5 hour course

Venue: ICU Based Simulation Suite and OR (in-situ)

Frequency: 2-3 Times per Year

Participants: Native Neurosurgery Surgery team: 2 Neurosurgery Attendings, 1 Neurosurgery Fellow, 1 Anesthesia Attending, 1 Anesthesia Fellow, Operating Room RNs, Surgical Technicians.

Expertise Level: Intermediate- Expert

Course Leaders: Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD, Shenandoah Robinson,MD, Bistra Vlassakova, MD, Linda Bulich, MD,Elizabeth Doherty,MD, Andres Navedo,MD, Judie Jackson, RN, Lisa Petras, RN

 

Highlights/Objectives:

  • This multidisciplinary team is confronted with time sensitive clinical crises that challenge their decision-making and organizational skills.  Scenarios encompass challenges faced outside the OR as well as in the surgical setting.
  • Utilizing multiple formats including games, lectures, videos, clinical simulations and post simulation debriefings the course provides an experiential learning environment for acquisition of CRM skills and gaining experience in managing low frequency, high acuity clinical events.
  • Learning objectives focus on participants practicing effective communication during acute critical events, speaking up in the operating room and use of the surgical checklist.

Faculty

Kaitlyn Nogueira
Kaitlyn
Peter
Peter
Bistra Vlassakova
Bistra
Bryanne Harrington
Bryanne
Catherine
Catherine
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Judie jackson
Judie
Linda Bulich
Linda
Lisa
Lisa
Mark
Mark
Tess Forster
Tess
Shenandoah Robinson
Shenandoah
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