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Friends of NOTSS


Community of Medical Practitioners

advocating the proliferation and practice of non-technical skills in healthcare. 

The Community of Non-Technical Skills Practitioners

is a collaborative group of medical professionals advocating patient safety in the operating room. 

NON-TECHNICAL SKILLS LAB (NTSL) AT HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL/ BRIGHAM & WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

At the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Lab research is on developing nontechnical skill assessment tools, studying the impact of nontechnical skills on performance, and improving behavior through training and education curricula. Key contacts are Dr Steven Yule, Dr Douglas Smink, Adrianna Crowell-Kuhnberg and Dianali Rivera-Morales.

Non-Technical Skills Lab

UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

Expert group at the Industrial Psychology Research Center led by Professor Rhona Flin – where NOTSS was developed along with other behavior assessment tools for high risk industries.

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF EDINBURGH

Home for NOTSS Masterclass and international courses to teach nontechnical skills. NOTSS is represented in the Patient Safety Board. Key contacts are Mr Paterson-Brown, Dr Nikki Maran, Mr Craig McIlhenny and Prof George Youngson.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

Collaborators on NOTSS research in the North America. The Division of Education has sponsored a NOTSS course at the annual Clinical Congress since 2013.

THE ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

NOTSS is part of the competency framework for surgeons in Australia and New Zealand. NOTSS workshops are run regularly around the region by local faculty.

RWANDAN SURGICAL SOCIETY & UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

The Mission of the Rwandan Surgical Society is be the premier society of surgical health, committed to the welfare and education of surgeons, research, access as well as advocacy among surgeons in Rwanda. We have been partnering with them to develop and implement non-technical skills training in the region.

NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE GROUP

A regional consortium of eight institutions that maintains registries for all patients receiving coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and heart valve replacement surgery. Collaborators on NOTSS research in solving challenges of performance and safety in the cardiovascular OR and in cardiology.

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

Experts in patient safety and OR teamwork at the Center for Patient Safety and Service Quality. Key contacts are Dr Louise Hull, Dr Sonal Arora, and Dr Nick Sevdalis

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