Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-technical Skills

Rhona Flin, George G. Youngson, Steven Yule

July 28, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 223 Pages - 24 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482246322 - CAT# K23583

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Features

  • Presents a comprehensive review of surgeons’ non-technical skills using the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) system and behavioural rating framework
  • Relates non-technical skills to overall surgical performance
  • Explores the association between non-technical skills and patient safety
  • Describes the developments of non-technical skills in assessing and enhancing surgical performance
  • Describes how to use the NOTSS system for training, assessment, self-reflection and event analysis

Summary

Enhancing Surgical Performance: A Primer in Non-Technical Skills explains why non-technical skills are vital for safe and effective performance in the operating theatre. The book provides a full account, with supporting empirical evidence, of the Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons (NOTSS) system and behavioural rating framework, which helps identify the key elements involved in successful operative surgery.

The editors spent the last twelve years as part of the team developing and testing the NOTSS system and delivering presentations and workshops across the world. Readers will benefit by having, in one accessible handbook, a description of the NOTSS system and how it can be used for training, assessment, self-reflection and event analysis.

The book also examines human error, performance limitations, and global safety initiatives in surgery. Because it encourages surgeons to reflect on their own performance and behaviour, it is suitable for surgeons in all specialties and at all levels.