Crew resource management and team training

Anesthesiol Clin. 2007 Jun;25(2):283-300. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2007.03.011.


This article reviews medical team training using the principles of crew resource management (CRM). It also briefly discusses crisis resource management, a subset of CRM, as applied to high-acuity medical situations. Guidelines on setting up medical team training programs are presented. Team training programs are classified and examples of simulation-based and classroom-based programs are offered and their merits discussed. Finally, a brief look at the future of team training concludes this review article.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesiology / trends
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Education, Medical / trends*
  • Humans
  • Leadership
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Patient Simulation