PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Communication and teamwork are essential to enhance the quality of care, especially in operating rooms and ICUs. In these settings, the effective interprofessional collaboration between surgeons and intensivists impacts patients' outcome. This review discusses current opinions and evidence for improving communication strategies and the relationship between surgeons and intensivists/anesthesiologist. RECENT FINDINGS: Effective teamwork has been demonstrated to improve patient outcome and foster healthier relationships between professionals.With the expansion of new medical superspecialist disciplines and the latest medical developments, patient care has been put through a progressive fragmentation, rather than a holistic approach. Operating theaters and ICU are the common fields where surgeons and anesthesiologists/intensivists work. However, communication challenges may frequently arise. Therefore, effective communication, relational coordination, and team situation awareness are considered to affect quality of teamwork in three different phases of the patient-centered care process: preoperatively, intraoperatively, and postoperatively. SUMMARY: Although limited, current evidence suggests to improve communication and teamwork in patient perioperative care. Further research is needed to strengthen the surgeon-intensivist relationship and to deliver high-quality patient care.
|Numero di pagine||7|
|Rivista||Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2020|
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