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An interprofessional team training intervention with an implementation phase in a surgical ward: A controlled quasi-experimental study
Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Hlth Sci, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Teknologivegen 22, N-2815 Gjovik, Norway.;Univ Stavanger, Dept Qual & Hlth Technol, Fac Hlth Sci, Stavanger, Norway.;Univ Agder, Fac Hlth & Sport Sci, Dept Hlth & Nursing Sci, Univ Veien 25 D, N-4630 Kristiansand, Norway..
Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Hlth Sci, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Teknologivegen 22, N-2815 Gjovik, Norway..
Univ Stavanger, Dept Qual & Hlth Technol, Fac Hlth Sci, Stavanger, Norway.;Stavanger Univ Hosp, Gerd Ragna Bloch Thorsens Gate 8, N-4011 Stavanger, Norway..
Norwegian Univ Sci & Technol, Dept Hlth Sci, Fac Med & Hlth Sci, Teknologivegen 22, N-2815 Gjovik, Norway.;Karlstad Univ, Dept Hlth Sci, Fac Hlth Sci & Technol, Karlstad, Sweden..
(English)In: Journal of Interprofessional Care, ISSN 1356-1820, E-ISSN 1469-9567Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite a growing awareness of the importance of interprofessional teamwork in relation to patient safety, many hospital units lack effective teamwork. The aim of this study was to explore if an interprofessional teamwork intervention in a surgical ward changed the healthcare personnel's perceptions of patient safety culture, perceptions of teamwork, and attitudes toward teamwork over 12 months. Healthcare personnel from surgical wards at two hospitals participated in a controlled quasi-experimental study. The intervention consisted of six hours of TeamSTEPPS team training and 12 months for the implementation of teamwork tools and strategies. The data collection was conducted among the healthcare personnel in the intervention group and the control group at baseline and at the end of the 12 month study period. The results within the intervention group showed that there were significantly improved scores in three of 12 patient safety culture dimensions and in three of five perceptions of teamwork dimensions after 12 months. When comparing between groups, significant differences were found in three patient safety culture measures in favor of the intervention group. The results of the study suggest that the teamwork intervention had a positive impact on patient safety culture and teamwork in the surgical ward.

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TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC.
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Interprofessional teamwork, implementation, patient safety culture, TeamSTEPPS, team training, surgical healthcare personnel
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-76239DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1697216ISI: 000503620900001PubMedID: 31851542OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-76239DiVA, id: diva2:1384195
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