Inter Disciplinary Crisis Resource Management Simulation and Perioperative Nurses: A Qualitative Study

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Background: Simulation in healthcare education for the practice of nontechnical skills occurs via insitu interdisciplinary team training. Views of the perioperative nurse are limited in current literature. Sample: Eight perioperative nurses from a Melbourne public hospital. Method: Qualitative method with semi-structured interviews. Data analyzed using thematic analysis. Results: Four themes were identified. Simulation was valued as an effective learning modality, especially the provision of a safe learning environment. The nontechnical skill of communication was identified as integral, along with the value of both medical, and nursing leaders. An emotional response was elicited during the simulation and trust in interdisciplinary teams during crisis impacted implementation of nontechnical skills. Conclusion: Key findings were that that nurse leaders were valued in inter disciplinary teams and trust amongst team members was significant for nontechnical skill use during crisis. Further interdisciplinary research is required to explore this important topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021


  • inter disciplinary
  • nontechnical skills
  • nursing education
  • perioperative nursing
  • simulation training

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