Skip to main content

Trauma Teams


  1. Cole, E., Crichton, N. The culture of a trauma team in relation to human factors (2006). Journal of Clinical Nursing 15, 1257–1266.  
  2. Healey, A.N ., Undre, S., Vincent, S.A. Developing observational measures of performance in surgical teams (2004). Qual Saf Health Care, 13, i33–i40.
  3. Kaye, W. & Mancini, M. E. (1986). Use of the Mega Code to evaluate team leader performance during advanced cardiac life support. Crit Care Med, 14, 99-104.  
  4. Morey, J. C., Simon, R., Jay, G. D., Wears, R. L., Salisbury, M., Dukes, K. A. et al. (2002). Error reduction and performance improvement in the emergency department through formal teamwork training: evaluation results of the MedTeams project. Health Serv.Res., 37, 1553-1581.  
  5. Rosenthal, M. E., Adachi, M., Ribaudo, V., Mueck, J. T., Schneider, R. F., & Mayo, P. H. (2006). Achieving housestaff competence in emergency airway management using scenario based simulation training: comparison of attending vs housestaff trainers. Chest, 129, 1453-1458  
  6. Sugrue, M., Seger, M., Kerridge, R., Sloane, D., & Deane, S. (1995). A prospective study of the performance of the trauma team leader. J Trauma, 38, 79-82.  
  7. Undre, S., Healey, A.N., Darzi, A., Vincent, C.A. (2006). Observational Assessment of Surgical Teamwork: A Feasibility Study. World J Surg, 30, 1774–1783.  
  8. Shapiro, M.J., Morey, J.C., Small, S.D., Langford, V., Kaylor, C.J., Jagmina, L., Suner, S., Salisbury, M.L., Simon, R., Jay, G.D. Simulation based teamwork training for emergency department staff: does it improve clinical team performance when added to an existing didactic teamwork curriculum? (2004). Qual Saf Health Care, 13, 417-421.
  9. Yun, S., Faraj, S., Xiao, Y., & Sims, H. P. (2003). Team Leadership and Coordination in Trauma Resuscitation. In M.M.Beyerlein, D. A. Johnson, & S. T. Beyerlein (Eds.), Advances in interdisciplinary studies of work teams: Team-Based Organizing (pp. 189-214). Amsterdam.

Video Recordings

  1. Bergs, E. A., Rutten, F. L., Tadros, T., Krijnen, P., & Schipper, I. B. (2005). Communication during trauma resuscitation: do we know what is happening? Injury, 36, 905-911.  
  2. Brooks, A. J., Phipson, M., Potgieter, A., Koertzen, H., & Boffard, K. D. (1999). Education of the trauma team: video evaluation of the compliance with universal barrier precautions in resuscitation. Eur.J Surg., 165, 1125-1128.  
  3. DeVita, M. A., Schaefer, J., Lutz, J., Wang, H., & Dongilli, T. (2005). Improving medical emergency team (MET) performance using a novel curriculum and a computerized human patient simulator. Qual.Saf Health Care, 14, 326-331.  
  4. Devitt, J.H., Kurrek, M.M., Cohen, M.M., Fish, K., Fish, P., Murphy, P.M., Szalai, J-P. Testing the raters: inter-rater reliability of standardized anaesthesia simulator performance (1997). Can J Anaesth, 9, 924-928.  
  5. Guerlain, S., Shin, T., Guo, H., Adams, R., Calland, J.F. A team performance data collection and analysis system. (2002). Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 46th Annual Meeting. 1443-1447.  
  6. Hoyt, D. B., Shackford, S. R., Fridland, P. H., Mackersie, R. C., Hansbrough, J. F., Wachtel, T. L. et al. (1988). Video recording trauma resuscitations: an effective teaching technique. J Trauma, 28, 435-440.  
  7. Moorthy, K. Munz, Y., Forrest, D., Pandey,V., Undre, S., Vincent,C., Darzi, A. Surgical Crisis Management Skills Training and Assessment A Stimulation-Based Approach to Enhancing Operating Room Performance. (2006). Ann Surg, 244, 139–147.  
  8. Seymour, N.E., Gallagher, A.G., Roman, S.A., O’Brien, M.K., Bansal, V.K., Andersen, D.K., Satava, R.M. Virtual Reality Training Improves Operating Room Performance. Results of a Randomized, Double-Blinded Study (2002). Ann. Surg., 4, 458–464.  
  9. Noland, J. & Treadwell, D. (1996). Video evaluation of pediatric trauma codes. Int J Trauma Nurs, 2, 42-48.  
  10. Oakley, E., Stocker, S., Staubli, G., & Young, S. (2006). Using video recording to identify management errors in pediatric trauma resuscitation. Pediatrics, 117, 658-664.  
  11. Van Olden, G. D., Meeuwis, J. D., Bolhuis, H. W., Boxma, H., & Goris, R. J. (2004). Advanced trauma life support study: quality of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. J Trauma, 57, 381-384.  
  12. Wallin, C. J., Meurling, L., Hedman, L., Hedegard, J., & Fellander-Tsai, L. (2007). Target-focused medical emergency team training using a human patient simulator: effects on behaviour and attitude. Med Educ., 41, 173-180.  
  13. Weller, J.M., Bloch, M., Young, S., Maze, M., Oyesola, S., Wyner, J., Dob, D., Haire, K., Durbridge, J., Walker, T., Newble, D. Evaluation of high fidelity patient simulator in assessment of performance of anaesthetists. Br J Anaesth, 90, 43 – 47.

Team Training & Evaluation Strategies

  1. Østergaard, H.T., Østergaard, D., Lippert, A. Implementation of team training in medical education in Denmark (2004). Qual Saf Health Care,13, i91–i95.  

Theoretical Approach

  1. Farmer, E.A., Beard, J.D., Dauphinee, W.D., LaDuca, D., Mann, K.V. Assessing the performance of doctors in teams and systems (2002). Medical Education, 36, 942–948.  
  2. Vincent, C., Moorthy, K., Sarker, S.K., Chang A., Darzi, A.W. Systems Approaches to Surgical Quality and Safety. From Concept to Measurement (2004). Annals of Surgery , 239, 475–482.

Case Report

  1. Carthey, J. The role of structured observational research in health care (2003). Qual Saf Health Care, 12, 13-16.  
  2. Carthey, J., de Leval, M.R., Wright, D.J., Farewell, V.T., Reason, J.T. Behavioural markers of surgical excellence. (2003). Safety Science, 41, 409–425.