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Psp mpc topic-04

  1. 1. Topic 4 Being an effective team player Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 1
  2. 2. Learning objectives  Understand the importance of teamwork in health care  Know how to be an effective team player  Recognize you will be a team member as a health professional student Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 2
  3. 3. Knowledge requirements (1) Understand:    The different types of teams in health care The characteristics of effective teams How people's values and assumptions affect interactions with others Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 3
  4. 4. Knowledge requirements (2) Understand:    The role of team members and how psychological factors affect team interactions The impact of change on teams The role of the patient on teams Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 4
  5. 5. Performance requirements         Promote effective health care by using the following teamwork principles: Be mindful of other's values and assumptions Be mindful of how psychosocial factors affect team interactions Be aware of the impact of change on teams Include the patient and his/her family in the team Use appropriate communication techniques Use mutual support techniques Resolve conflicts Be open to changing and observing behaviours Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 5
  6. 6. What is a team? A team is a group of two or more individuals who:     Interact dynamically Have a common goal/mission Have been assigned specific tasks Possess specialized and complementary skills Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 6
  7. 7. A team is…. A distinguishable set of two or more people who interact dynamically, interdependently and adaptively towards a common and valued goal/objective/mission, who have been each assigned specific roles or functions to perform, and who have a limited lifespan of membership. Eduardo Salas Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 7
  8. 8. What types of teams do you find in health care? Many different teams are found in health care:    Multi-professional/drawn from a single profession Co-located/distributed Transitory or long standing Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 8
  9. 9. What types of teams do you find in health care? TeamSTEPPS TM identify the following team types in health care:  Core teams  Coordinating teams  Contingency teams  Ancillary services  Support services  Administration Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 9
  10. 10. How do teams improve patient care?  Teams represent a pragmatic way to improve patient care  Teams can improve care at the level of: • The organization • The patient – outcomes and safety • The team as a whole • The individual team member Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 10
  11. 11. How do teams form and develop? Tuckmann identified four stages of team formation and development:     Forming Storming Norming Performing Source: B. Tuckmann 1965 Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 11
  12. 12. What makes a successful team? Effective teams possess the following features:  A common purpose  Measurable goals  Effective leadership and conflict resolution  Good communication  Good cohesion and mutual respect  Situation monitoring  Self-monitoring  Flexibility Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 12
  13. 13. Leadership (1) Effective team leaders coordinate and facilitate teamwork by:  Delegating tasks or assignments  Conducting briefs, huddles, debriefs  Empowering team members to speak freely and ask questions  Organizing improvement activities and training for the team  Inspiring “„followers” and maintain a positive group culture Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 13
  14. 14. Leadership (2) Effective team leaders coordinate and facilitate teamwork by:  Accepting the leadership role  Asking for help as appropriate  Constantly monitoring the situation  Setting priorities and making decisions  Utilizing resources to maximize performance  Resolving team conflicts  Balancing the workload within a team Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 14
  15. 15. Communication A number of techniques have been developed to promote communication in health care including:     ISBAR Call-out Check-back Hand-over or hand-off Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 15
  16. 16. Resolving disagreement and conflict A number of techniques have been developed to help all members of a team speak out including:    The two-challenge rule CUS DESC script Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 16
  17. 17. Challenges to effective teamwork      Changing roles Changing settings Health-care hierarchies Individualistic nature of health care Instability of teams Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 17
  18. 18. Accidents in other industries Failures in the following team behaviours have been identified as being responsible for accidents in other industries:    Roles not being clearly defined Lack of explicit coordination Mis-communication Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 18
  19. 19. Assessing team performance  Assessing team performance can be carried out: • In the workplace • • In simulated environments Through observing teamwork exercises  Teamwork can be assessed by external experts or by peer observation Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 19
  20. 20. Summary  Teamwork doesn‟t just happen, it requires: • • An understanding of the characteristics of successful teams Knowledge of how teams function and ways to maintain effective team functioning  There are well documented teamwork principles healthcare students should know  There are a variety of techniques that have been developed to improve communication in teams Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 20
  21. 21. How to apply teamwork principles (1) Health-care students can apply teamwork principles in their interactions with other students and through observing and being part of health-care teams Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 21
  22. 22. How to apply teamwork principles (2) Practical tips for health-care students to practise:  Always introduce yourself to the team  Read back/close the communication loop  State the obvious to avoid assumptions  Ask questions, check and clarify  Delegate tasks to people not to the air  Clarify your role  Use objective (not subjective) language Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 22
  23. 23. How to apply teamwork principles (3) Practical tips for health-care students to practise:  Learn and use people‟s names  Be assertive when required  If something doesn‟t make sense, find out the other person‟s perspective  Do a team briefing before undertaking a team activity and a debrief afterwards  When conflict occurs, concentrate on “what” is right for the patient, not “who” is right Patient Safety Curriculum Guide 23

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