Leadership and Followership

We talk a lot about the different skills involved in the management of the critically unwell patient; CPR, airway management, defibrillation, chest drains, RSI etc, etc…..but there is another aspect which is arguably as important and that is the non-technical skills involved in resuscitation.  In this podcast we discuss non-technical skills, followership, leadership and different models of working. What’s really important to remember in this episode is that at the centre of  leadership and follwership is a patient, or patients, that we’re trying to deliver the best care and outcomes for and that effective leadership and followership are key to achieving. Now leadership and follower ship comes in a variety of places but for this episode we’re mainly going to look at the importance and way in which leadership and follower ship manifests itself in high acuity cases such as traumas and cardiac arrests but the concepts are translatable to all sorts of cases and parts of healthcare. Once again we’d love to hear any thoughts or feedback either on the website or via twitter @TheResusRoom. Enjoy! Simon, Rob & James

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References

Nursing roles for in-hospital cardiac arrest response: higher versus lower performing hospitals. Timothy C Guetterman. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019

How Do Resuscitation Teams at Top-Performing Hospitals for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Succeed? A Qualitative Study. Brahmajee K Nallamothu. Circulation. 2018

Impact of resuscitation system errors on survival from in-hospital cardiac arrest. Joseph P Ornato. Resuscitation. 2012

Cardiac Arrest Nurse Leadership (CANLEAD) trial: a simulation-based randomised controlled trial implementation of a new cardiac arrest role to facilitate cognitive offload for medical team leaders. Jeremy David Pallas. Emerg Med J. 2021 

Zero point survey: a multidisciplinary idea to STEP UP resuscitation effectiveness. Reid. Clin Exp Emerg Med 2018

RCEMLearning; Situational Awareness in ED

Columbia Southern; EMS Strategy Situational Awareness

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