HRST Training: The next step in patient safety?

By Robert L. Brooks, MD, PhD, MBA

Team dynamics contribute to the highly reliable surgical team

Team dynamics should be part of the training for all operating room (OR) crew members, especially those who, like orthopaedic surgeons, have the responsibility to assume a leadership role. Last fall, the AAOS leadership discussed the concept of training surgeons in techniques that would enable them to better manage surgical teams to reliably achieve safety and excellence.

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