Development, initial reliability and validity testing of an observational tool for assessing technical skills of operating room nurses.
BACKGROUND: The recent emergence of the Systems Approach to the safety and quality of surgical care has triggered individual and team skills training modules for surgeons and anaesthetists and relevant observational assessment tools have been developed. OBJECTIVE: To develop an observational tool that captures operating room (OR) nurses' technical skill and can be used for assessment and training. METHODS: The Imperial College Assessment of Technical Skills for Nurses (ICATS-N) assesses (i) ...Expand abstract
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