Simul Healthc 2021 Mar 13. Epub 2021 Mar 13.
From the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation (D.A.M., C.N.P., A.E., S.Y.), and Department of Emergency Medicine (D.A.M., N.H., C.N.P., A.E., J.S.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Department of Emergency Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, RI (J.S.); Department of Surgery (S.Y.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; and Department of Clinical Surgery (S.Y.), The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Introduction: Nontechnical skills (NTS) in medicine are the "cognitive, social, and personal resource skills that complement technical skills contributing to safe and efficient care." We aimed to (1) evaluate the validity and reliability of a 12-element United Kingdom emergency medicine (EM) NTS assessment tool in the context of United States (US) EM practice and (2) identify behaviors unique to US clinical practice.
Methods: This was a mixed methods study conducted in 2 phases, following Kane's validity framework. Read More