Simulation for Trauma Team Training
In situ simulation for Trauma Team Training by Chris Hicks.
Chris explains how managing difficult cases often doesn’t have anything to do with a lack of medical knowledge.
The hard part is the practicality of getting things done in an interdisciplinary team environment.
We strive for implicit coordination – where team members work so seamlessly together that they barely speak.
This is the essence of high performing teams.
Chris talks us through the team based factors of trauma care and how to put this into action in your hospital.
Chris (@HumanFact0rz) is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a clinician educator and education research scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge institute, and appointee to the International Centre for Surgical Safety, with a program of research that focuses on simulation-based psychological skills training, human factors and clinical logistics. To that end, he has studied all sorts of peculiar stuff, from mental practice to stress inoculation training, in an effort to help make teams safer and more effective.
In 2018, Chris co-created and chaired resusTO, a unique resuscitation-focused simulation conference in Toronto. Chris is the project lead for the Trauma Black Box program, a first of its kind trauma safety and quality improvement endeavour. Chris’ clinical interests include trauma resuscitation, clinical logistics and getting things done in the resus room. Chris is an avid speaker and lecturer, staunch #FOAMed supporter, occasional runner, semi-retired pianist, and proud father of three lunatic boys.
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