Teamwork and leadership in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest – do these non-technical skills require attention?

Adam John Dagnell
2020 Australasian Journal of Paramedicine  
<p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold;">The science of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is now well established and incorporated into training programs to maximise patient survival. There is an increased understanding that non-technical skills such as teamwork and leadership can play a vital role in improving CPR quality, patient outcomes and clinician occupational
more » ... Despite this, these non-technical skills remain somewhat neglected in the context of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. With reference to the literature this commentary provides a discussion to reinforce the need for a greater focus to this area of practice and build a case for further research and training.</span></p>
doi:10.33151/ajp.17.748 fatcat:oqiu6nchtnbunhpdzrjnjlytf4