Improving surgical teamwork and communication: A guide to preparing and implementing

5 Aug 2021 | Safe Surgery NZ

This guide is intended to help project leads and their teams prepare for and implement the teamwork and communication interventions in their theatres and surgical teams. It will assist with putting key success factors in place during a three-month preparation period. It outlines a quality improvement approach to preparing for and implementing the interventions across operating theatres.

The contents and the approach can be modified depending on local context, experience and decisions about implementing the interventions.

Version update August 2021. Original published 13/08/2015.

Last updated 24/10/2021