Session:Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pmThursday, 26 March 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am
ACPE UAN: 0475-0000-15-007-L05-P. A knowledge based activity.
Teamwork, the seamless integration of multiple knowledge, skill and affective competencies is a mechanism to improve patient safety and avoid errors1. The literature is filled with positive outcomes that teamwork brings and includes improved communication, flattening hierarchies, greater efficiency and improved safety. What impact can multidisciplinary team working bring to a high stress, highly technical hospital setting of a paediatric intensive care unit? How would such a team work? What approach would need to be adopted and what processes would need to be implemented in order for such an approach to work?
• To identify the steps that need to be taken to create a multidisciplinary team;
• To describe what a safety culture is in the context of a paediatric intensive care unit;
• To investigate what processes are needed to be put in place for teamwork to occur.
After the presentation the participant should be able:
• to define the Multidisciplinary team working;
• to examine the implementation strategy and associated practicalities;
• to list the outcomes that this project has generated.
*1 Salas E et al; Can team work enhance patient safety https://www.rmf.harvard.edu/~/media/Files/_Global/KC/PDFs/Forum_V23N3_te... accessed January 12th 2014.