Team Training and Crisis Resource Management in Robot-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
To deal with nontechnical skills (Notechs) is a matter of culture and is hard to implement in surgical training. Communication, cooperation, decision-making, leadership, and situational awareness are concepts for many and their application in surgical practice is challenging. The competency framework in cardiothoracic surgery has evolved towards wider components including Notechs as a cornerstone in surgeon training. However, knowledge of Notechs should be associated with practical sessions, using simulation as an innovative teaching tool.
In this video, the authors present their crisis resource management (CRM) program for robot-assisted thoracic surgical (RATS) procedures. The CRM simulation demonstrated allows the team to practice the successful management of major bleeding during a RATS lobectomy.
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