We all know that technical skill is not enough in cardiac surgery; team cooperation and communication are vital to success in the operating room. In AmSECT’s Cardiac Surgery Team Simulation videos, Steven Yule PhD, an organizational psychologist and human factors specialist at the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation and Assistant Professor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School, evaluates five team cooperation scenarios and shares what could be improved to ensure effective communication within the cardiac surgery team.
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Preoperative Briefing – Poor
Preoperative Briefing – Improved
Initiation of Cardiopulmonary Bypass – Poor
Initiation of Cardiopulmonary Bypass - Improved
Intraoperative Aortic Dissection