Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Ways to Improve Teamwork Between Surgeons and Anesthesia Physicians
There are ways to enhance communication between the two. As an anesthesiologist, you need to learn these to boost your potential and take your career to the next level.
Team Huddle and Time-Out
It’s necessary to have a team huddle to prepare for the operation and a time-out just before the surgery actually starts. The huddle is for the surgical team to discuss the plan and the time-out is for holding a final check to ensure that everything and everyone is on the right track. Anesthesia physicians must know the duration and all the expectations for the procedure. This way, they can prepare and prevent problems from arising.
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