Measuring non-technical skills of medical emergency teams: an update on the validity and reliability of the Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM)

Simon John Rankin Cooper, Robyn Patricia Cant

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    Medical emergency team performance including non-technical skills, is receiving increased attention due to the influences on patient safety. The Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM) was developed to enable standardized performance assessment and structured team debriefing. From several studies, the TEAM has demonstrated a substantial body of normative data confirming its validity and reliability. This includes high uni-dimensional validity, significant subscale relationships between Teamwork and Leadership and between Teamwork and Task Management (p <0.001), a Cronbach alpha of 0.92 and adequate construct validity. The tool has potential for team training to improve team s non-technical performance. Further testing is required in real clinical settings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31 - 33
    Number of pages3
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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