Using video review for assessment and improvement of team performance in a dynamic medical domain

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Conference Proceeding

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Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society




Trauma resuscitation, the initial management and treatment of injured patients in the emergency department, is an example of a dynamic medical domain in which coordinated team activity is essential for achieving optimal patient outcome. Identifying individual and teamwork behaviors associated with optimal performance is essential for developing effective training interventions and assessing the impact of new technologies in this setting. Although observational techniques can be used for this purpose, these techniques have limitations because the work in this domain is executed sequentially, concurrently, or in parallel by different providers. In this paper, we will describe how we have used video analysis to track the work during trauma resuscitation and used it to identify factors associated with team performance. Copyright 2012 by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc. All rights reserved.

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