In situ simulation for Trauma Team Training by Chris Hicks.
Chris explains how managing difficult cases often doesn’t have anything to do with a lack of medical knowledge.
The hard part is the practicality of getting things done in an interdisciplinary team environment.
We strive for implicit coordination – where team members work so seamlessly together that they barely speak.
This is the essence of high performing teams.
Chris talks us through the team based factors of trauma care and how to put this into action in your hospital.
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Christopher Hicks is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and Assistant Professor and Clinician-Educator in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is an education research scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge institute, and appointee to the International Centre for Surgical Safety, with a program of research that focuses on simulation-based psychological skills training, human factors and clinical logistics. He has innovated in several areas of resuscitation and psychological skills, including mental practice, stress inoculation training and the trauma black box program. In 2018, Chris co-created and chaired resusTO, an inter-professional simulation-based resuscitation conference in Toronto with international acclaim. In 2020, he co-founded Advanced Performance Healthcare Design, consulting with hospitals and industry using simulation to inform the design of systems, spaces and teams. Chris is an avid speaker and lecturer, staunch #FOAMed supporter, occasional runner and cyclist, fledgling boxer, semi-retired pianist, and proud father of three lunatic boys.