Informatics Skill: Teamwork And Collaboration

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Knowledge: Informatics When prepping for an operation, a thorough check and count of tools and supplies needed for the surgery is completed. It is estimated that in intraabdominal surgeries, retention of sponges and instruments occur in 1 out of every 1000 operations (Epstein et al., 2010). It is recommended that operating rooms and hospitals monitor their sponge counts and follow a consistent standard of counting for every operation. Skill: Teamwork and Collaboration In order for a effective and safe surgery, communication and collaboration must be sufficient. It was found that nurses are less likely to speak up or feel supported by other members of the health care team during surgery (Gawande et al., 2003). These communication problems can
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