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Interventions to facilitate interprofessional collaboration in the operating theatre: A scoping review.

Authors
  • Levesque, Marie-Julie1
  • Etherington, Cole2
  • Lalonde, Michelle1
  • Moradi, Narges1
  • Sikora, Lindsey3
  • Stacey, Dawn1, 2
  • 1 Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 2 Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada. , (Canada)
  • 3 Health Sciences Library, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada. , (Canada)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Perioperative Practice
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2024
Volume
34
Issue
1-2
Pages
6–19
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/17504589221137978
PMID: 36468241
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Ineffective collaboration can increase adverse events in the operating theatre. When professionals work collaboratively, they are more likely to improve patient safety and outcomes. To identify interprofessional collaboration interventions involving operating theatre teams and describe their effect on facilitating communication, teamwork, and safety. A scoping review of four databases. Results were analysed by identifying interventions and mapping their related outcomes. Twenty studies evaluated single or multi-faceted interventions. Despite low-quality study designs (no randomised controlled trials), four interventions (eg: briefings, checklists, team training, debriefing) improved communication and teamwork, and enhanced safety outcomes. Only one study, using team training, reported that organisational level interventions (eg: Standard Operating Procedures, Lean quality improvement management system) improved teamwork and safety outcomes. Several studies reported interventions enhanced interprofessional collaboration within operating theatre teams. Although findings were in favour of improved communication and teamwork, more rigorous research is required.

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