A Data-Driven Approach to Team Training for Nurses in a Level II Trauma Center

J Trauma Nurs. 2019 May/Jun;26(3):134-140. doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000438.


This prospective investigation describes the process of designing a targeted, data-driven team training aimed at reducing identified process inefficiencies or flow disruptions (FDs) that threaten the optimal delivery of trauma care. Trained researchers observed and classified FDs during 34 trauma cases in a Level II trauma center. Multidisciplinary trauma personnel generated interventions to identified issues using the human factors intervention matrix (HFIX). This article focuses on one intervention: a formal trauma nurse training program centered around leadership, teamwork, and communication. The training was well perceived and was found to have a significant impact on participant knowledge of course content; t (65) = -13.92, p ≤ .01. By using hospital-specific data to drive intervention development from multidisciplinary team members, it is possible to develop effective solutions aimed at addressing individual threats.

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Education, Nursing, Continuing
  • Florida
  • Humans
  • Mass Casualty Incidents*
  • Patient Care Team*
  • Patient Simulation*
  • Prospective Studies
  • Trauma Centers