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Improving Communication in the Trauma Room

  • Professor Ryan Rasmussen

9/12/2018 8:00:00 AM - Media Team

The trauma unit in a hospi­tal may be chaotic. With so many providers, nurses, and specialists all taking care of one patient, it can be over­whelming. The breakdown in communication between providers and nurses is one of the leading causes of sentinel events and adverse outcomes.

As part of his PhD degree at the University of Arizona (UA), assistant teaching professor Ryan Rasmussen (MS ’11) is studying communication in emer­gency trauma rooms. His study, which is currently obtaining institutional review board approval from three committees (UA, BYU, and a local Utah hospital), seeks to understand how members of trauma teams communicate while car­ing for trauma patients.

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