Matharoo M, Haycock A, Sevdalis N, Thomas-Gibson S. Endoscopic non-technical skills team training: The next step in quality assurance of endoscopy training. World J Gastroenterol 2014; 20(46): 17507-17515 [PMID: 25516665 DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i46.17507]
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Manmeet Matharoo, MRCP, MBBS, the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St. Mark’s Hospital, Watford Rd, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ, United Kingdom. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Endoscopic non-technical skills team training: The next step in quality assurance of endoscopy training
Manmeet Matharoo, Adam Haycock, Nick Sevdalis, Siwan Thomas-Gibson
Manmeet Matharoo, Adam Haycock, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St. Mark’s Hospital, Harrow HA1 3UJ, United Kingdom
Manmeet Matharoo, Adam Haycock, Nick Sevdalis, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, St. Mary’s campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1NY, United Kingdom
Author contributions: Matharoo M, Haycock A, Sevdalis N and Thomas-Gibson S contributed to study conception and design; Matharoo M contributed to data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, and writing of article; Matharoo M, Haycock A, Sevdalis N and Thomas-Gibson S contributed to editing, reviewing and final approval of article.
Supported by NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme; and Drs. Matharoo and Sevdalis are affiliated with the Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (www.cpssq.org), affiliated with the Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research
Correspondence to: Manmeet Matharoo, MRCP, MBBS, the Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy, St. Mark’s Hospital, Watford Rd, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ, United Kingdom. email@example.com
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Received: December 20, 2013 Revised: January 24, 2014 Accepted: May 28, 2014 Published online: December 14, 2014
Core tip: Medical error is common and patient safety is increasingly a priority. Teamwork and communication are often implicated and hence training to improve these aspects is gaining recognition. A novel patient safety focussed training intervention was successfully targeted to multidisciplinary endoscopy teams. By delivering a single days training to experienced endoscopy teams, there was significant improvement in patient safety knowledge and some aspects of patient safety attitudes. Global course evaluation was positive with recommendations that such training should be extended more widely in endoscopy. Patient safety focused endoscopy team training should be developed to cover diagnostic, therapeutic, screening and emergency endoscopy.