Characteristics of team briefings in gynecological surgery

Katherine L. Forsyth, Emily A. Hildebrand, M. Susan Hallbeck, Russell Branaghan, Renaldo C. Blocker

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Abstract

Preoperative briefings have been proven beneficial for improving team performance in the operating room. However, there has been minimal research regarding team briefings in specific surgical domains. As part of a larger project to develop a briefing structure for gynecological surgery, the study aimed to better understand the current state of pre-operative team briefings in one department of an academic hospital. Twenty-four team briefings were observed and video recorded. Communication was analyzed and social network metrics were created based on the team member verbal interactions. Introductions occurred in only 25% of the briefings. Network analysis revealed that average team briefings exhibited a hierarchical structure of communication, with the surgeon speaking the most frequently. The average network for resident-led briefings displayed a non-hierarchical structure with all team members communicating with the resident. Briefings conducted without a standardized protocol can produce variable communication between the role leading and the team members present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalApplied Ergonomics
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Communication
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Team briefings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Forsyth, K. L., Hildebrand, E. A., Hallbeck, M. S., Branaghan, R., & Blocker, R. C. (Accepted/In press). Characteristics of team briefings in gynecological surgery. Applied Ergonomics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.02.012

Characteristics of team briefings in gynecological surgery. / Forsyth, Katherine L.; Hildebrand, Emily A.; Hallbeck, M. Susan; Branaghan, Russell; Blocker, Renaldo C.

In: Applied Ergonomics, 01.01.2018.

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Forsyth, Katherine L. ; Hildebrand, Emily A. ; Hallbeck, M. Susan ; Branaghan, Russell ; Blocker, Renaldo C. / Characteristics of team briefings in gynecological surgery. In: Applied Ergonomics. 2018.
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