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Topgun Pilots Teach Teamwork Training to Save Patients’ Lives

eMediaWire.com (Internet) 05/23/06 http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2006/5/emw389356.htm According to a second study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons titled, “The Impact of Aviation-Based Teamwork Training on the Attitudes of Health-Care Professionals,” which polled 489 active physicians, technicians, nurses, and administrative personnel, 95% agreed that the CRM training would reduce errors in their practice. Karen Sexton, RN, PhD, CHE, Vice President and CEO of The University of Texas Medical Branch—Galveston agrees stating, “The teamwork skills workshops were some of the most effective training sessions we have ever seen. LifeWings has created many ‘converts’ among our faculty and staff.”



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