The non-technical skills of theatre nurses

Lucy Mitchell

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What are 'non-technical' skills and why would they be relevant to theatre practitioners? This is a new area of research for healthcare based on a well developed approach from the world of aviation. Non-technical skills are the cognitive and social skills that complement technical skills to achieve safe and efficient practice in safety-critical occupations. These skills include communication, leadership, teamwork, stress management and situation awareness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-379
JournalJournal of Perioperative Practice
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008


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