Anesthesia Teams Learning from the Airlines

In a recent study by Veterans Health Administration, hospitals implemented “Medical Team Training” program that was adopted from the Airline industry. Hospital staffs from surgeons and anesthesiologists to nurses and technicians were encouraged to communicate effectively as a team. This study showed a decline in the surgical errors and higher degree of patient safety. It was concluded that the operating staffs should communicate as a team and follow the checklist. Furthermore, they should share their learning’s and errors after every surgical procedure to avoid future operating room errors. Read the full article here