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Enhancing Surgical Performance

A Primer in Non-technical Skills, 1st Edition

Edited by Rhona Flin, George G. Youngson, Steven Yule

CRC Press

223 pages

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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

Table of Contents

Surgical Performance: Recognition of the Challenge. Intraoperative Performance, Non-Technical Skills and Surgical Safety. Human Factors: The Science Behind Non-Technical Skills. Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons: The NOTSS Behaviour Marker System. Underpinning Concepts. Situation Awareness. Decision Making. Teamwork and Communication. Leadership. Performance-Shaping Factors. Implementation and Improvement. Training Methods For Non-Technical Skills. Assessing Non-Technical Skills in the Operating Room. What Next? Development of Non-Technical Skills.

About the Editors

Edited by

Rhona Flin, BSc, PhD,FRSE, FBPsS,holds the chair of Applied Psychology and is the director of the Industrial Psychology Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She was involved in the NOTECHS project to develop a non-technical skills rating tool for pilots, and supervised the ANTS, NOTSS, SPLINTS and ANTS-AP projects. She was awarded the Roger Green Medal for Human Factors in Aerospace (Royal Aeronautical Society) and the John Bruce Medal for Behavioural Science in Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh). Her current research is on non-technical skills, surgeons' intra-operative decision making and senior managers' safety leadership.

George G. Youngson, CBE, MBChB, PhD, FRCPEdin, FRCSEd is an emeritus professor of paediatric surgery at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He is a past vice president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is the founder of its Patient Safety Board. His interests and contributions have included re-configuration of children's surgical services in Scotland, surgical education, and clinical human factors as they affect surgical performance. He has been involved in the delivery of the NOTSS masterclass in various continents, including Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.

Steven Yule, MA, MSc, PhD,is an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr Yule is an Organizational Psychologist and Human Factors scientist. He has been involved in the development of a number of assessment tools including NOTSS, SPLINTS and the Surgical Leadership Inventory (SLI). He has led the development of curricula in non-technical skills for surgical trainees and practising surgeons in the United Kingdom and United States. Dr. Yule is the director of education & research at the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulati

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Surgery / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety