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

16th November, 2021

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.