Establishment of an evaluation system for non-technical skills in surgery : Surgeon and paramedical staff assessments

Kozo Yoshikawa, Mitsuo Shimada, Jun Higashijima, Tomohiko Miyatani, Takuya Tokunaga, Masaaki Nishi, Chie Takasu, Hideya Kashihara, Toshiak Yoshimoto, Takashi Iwata
2020 Journal of Medical Investigation  
Purposes : Non-technical skills contribute to safe and efficient team performance. The aim of this study was to clarify the importance of non-technical skills by a questionnaire and the usefulness of feedback to the operator. Method : A questionnaire was administered to the operator and paramedical staff for 404 operations. Total and individual scores were compared, and the effect of feedback was analyzed by comparison between pre-feedback and post-feedback. Results : The total score of the
more » ... al score of the paramedical staff was 100 [full score] [n = 186], 90-99 [n = 133], and 80-89 [n = 47]. In all cases, the score of the paramedical staff was significantly better than that of the operator. After feedback, the rate of a score less than 80 was significantly decreased. In junior doctor cases with laparoscopy, feedback tended to have a positive effect. Conclusions : Questionnaires completed by both surgeons and paramedical staff are useful for identifying problems with non-technical skills. J. Med. Invest. 67 : 83-86, February, 2020.
doi:10.2152/jmi.67.83 pmid:32378623 fatcat:ay7y7jgswzcqdf7uzxaojqlr3m