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Team, Competence and Safety Climate in the Operating Room

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eva Angenete, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02329691
First received: December 18, 2014
Last updated: March 20, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
  Purpose
The main objective is to explore and evaluate the effect of a change in the WHO checklist on the safety climate in the operating room at a University Hospital in Gothenburg.

Condition
Surgery

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Team, Competence and Safety Climate in the Operating Room

Further study details as provided by Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Positive change in the Safety Attitudes Questionnaire [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Enrollment: 125
Study Start Date: December 2014
Study Completion Date: November 2016
Primary Completion Date: November 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Changes in the WHO checklist
Specific changes in the WHO checklist will be performed after observational studies to enhance the WHO checklist at the specific institution

Detailed Description:

This study will assess the underlying safety climate in one operating ward at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg. The Safety Attitude Questionnaire (SAQ) Operating Room version will be used to assess baseline safety climate. The use of the WHO check list will be investigated and documented according to a pre-defined CRF (case record form).

After this evaluation, changes in the WHO checklist will be performed. The changes will include educational efforts and involving focus groups to receive suggestions on improvements of the WHO checklist. The revised version of the WHO checklist will be implemented. To evaluate effects of the changes the SAQ will once again be distributed to the involved personnel.

The main objective is to explore, describe, educate and thereby improve the safety climate in the operating room. The setting is one of the operating room departments in Sahlgrenska University Hospital Gothenburg. The project includes to following parts:

  • To assess baseline regarding the safety climate at a surgical ward at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
  • Educational efforts on safety climate, team work, communication, and WHO check list by lectures and focus group discussions involving the OR team members to get input and suggestions on improvements of the WHO checklist.
  • To explore differences in safety attitudes between different professions working in the OR.
  • To identify areas for improvement in team work, communication and other non-technical skills.
  • To re-implement the WHO check list with the aim to obtain more focus on the importance of teamwork and knowledge about the patient and procedure.
  • To compare results from SAQ after implementation of safety related objectives with SAQ baseline data.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All health care personnel working in the OR at the general surgery department, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Health care personnel working in the OR at Sahlgrenska University Hospital Östra, general surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All other health care personnel
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02329691

Locations
Sweden
Dept. of Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Ostra
Gothenburg, Sweden, SE 416 85
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Eva Angenete Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset/Östra
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Eva Angenete, Senior Consultant Surgeon, Associate professor, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02329691     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Team and safety
Study First Received: December 18, 2014
Last Updated: March 20, 2017

Keywords provided by Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden:
safety climate
surgery

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on March 22, 2017