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
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.