Chapter 41: A team approach to healthcare. (Special teams (Fire Team,…
Chapter 41: A team approach to healthcare.
The structure and effectiveness of emergency health care teams differs from system to system.
EMTs consistently interact with the same partner or team.
EMTs work with providers with whom they do not regularly interact or may not even know.
Hazardous materials (HazMat) Team
Tactical EMS Team
Special event EMS Team
EMS bike Team
In-hospital patient care technicians
A group consists of individual health care providers working independently to help the patient.
A team consists of a group of health care providers who are assigned specific roles and are working interdependently in a coordinated manner under a designated leader.
By working as a team, emergency health care providers can improve patient and provider safety and delivery better emergency care.
Each individual is told what to do, and often how to do it, by his or her supervisor or group leader.
Each individual is responsible for his or her own area.
Health care providers who work interdependently are functioning as a true team
A shared goal
Clear roles and responsibilities
Effective collaboration and communication
Diverse and competent skill sets