Sonal Arora

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors compromising safety in surgery: stressful events in the operating room
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Rd, London W2 1NY, UK
    Am J Surg 199:60-5. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Objective structured assessment of debriefing: bringing science to the art of debriefing in surgery
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Ann Surg 256:982-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Safety skills training for surgeons: A half-day intervention improves knowledge, attitudes and awareness of patient safety
    Sonal Arora
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Surgery 152:26-31. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Total laparoscopic repair of sigmoid foreign body perforation
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:401-3. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Framework for incorporating simulation into urology training
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BJU Int 107:806-10. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Mental practice: effective stress management training for novice surgeons
    Sonal Arora
    Division of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 212:225-33. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Emotional intelligence in medicine: a systematic review through the context of the ACGME competencies
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London W2 1NY, UK
    Med Educ 44:749-64. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Stress impairs psychomotor performance in novice laparoscopic surgeons
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:2588-93. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Self vs expert assessment of technical and non-technical skills in high fidelity simulation
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, UK
    Am J Surg 202:500-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Managing intraoperative stress: what do surgeons want from a crisis training program?
    Sonal Arora
    Imperial College, London, England, UK
    Am J Surg 197:537-43. 2009

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors compromising safety in surgery: stressful events in the operating room
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Rd, London W2 1NY, UK
    Am J Surg 199:60-5. 2010
    ..We recorded the incidence of these events in the OR, assessed the levels of stress that they caused, and investigated their detectability...
  2. doi request reprint Objective structured assessment of debriefing: bringing science to the art of debriefing in surgery
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Ann Surg 256:982-8. 2012
    ..To identify the features of effective debriefing and to use this to develop and validate a tool for assessing such debriefings...
  3. doi request reprint Safety skills training for surgeons: A half-day intervention improves knowledge, attitudes and awareness of patient safety
    Sonal Arora
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Surgery 152:26-31. 2012
    ..In this study we explored the effects of a safety skills training program on surgical residents' knowledge, attitudes, and awareness of patient safety...
  4. doi request reprint Total laparoscopic repair of sigmoid foreign body perforation
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 19:401-3. 2009
    ..Herein we present to the best of our knowledge the first case in the literature of a successful total laparoscopic repair of sigmoid perforation resulting from transanal foreign body abuse...
  5. doi request reprint Framework for incorporating simulation into urology training
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BJU Int 107:806-10. 2011
    ..A framework is presented for how simulation-based training could be incorporated into the entire urological curriculum...
  6. doi request reprint Mental practice: effective stress management training for novice surgeons
    Sonal Arora
    Division of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 212:225-33. 2011
    ..Mental practice (MP) is a strategy used in other high-performance industries to alleviate anxiety. This study investigated if MP reduces stress in novice surgeons...
  7. doi request reprint Emotional intelligence in medicine: a systematic review through the context of the ACGME competencies
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London W2 1NY, UK
    Med Educ 44:749-64. 2010
    ..This article aims to systematically review the evidence for EI in medicine through the context of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies...
  8. doi request reprint Stress impairs psychomotor performance in novice laparoscopic surgeons
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor, QEQM Building, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:2588-93. 2010
    ..This study aimed to establish a direct empirical link between stress and psychomotor performance of novice surgeons...
  9. doi request reprint Self vs expert assessment of technical and non-technical skills in high fidelity simulation
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, UK
    Am J Surg 202:500-6. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether surgeons can accurately self-assess their technical and nontechnical skills compared with expert faculty members' assessments...
  10. doi request reprint Managing intraoperative stress: what do surgeons want from a crisis training program?
    Sonal Arora
    Imperial College, London, England, UK
    Am J Surg 197:537-43. 2009
    ..We explored the perceived need for structured stress training and propose an intervention design that may be acceptable and appropriate...
  11. doi request reprint Development and validation of mental practice as a training strategy for laparoscopic surgery
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, 10th Floor QEQM Building, London, UK
    Surg Endosc 24:179-87. 2010
    ..This study aimed to develop and validate a MP training strategy for laparoscopic surgery...
  12. ncbi request reprint What makes a competent surgeon?: experts' and trainees' perceptions of the roles of a surgeon
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Surg 198:726-32. 2009
    ..Assessment of surgical competence is a priority; however little is known about surgeons' perceptions of competence. We investigated components of competence and adequacy of training in achieving them...
  13. doi request reprint Mental practice enhances surgical technical skills: a randomized controlled study
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Praed Street, London, UK
    Ann Surg 253:265-70. 2011
    ..To assess the effects of mental practice on surgical performance...
  14. doi request reprint The impact of stress on surgical performance: a systematic review of the literature
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    Surgery 147:318-30, 330.e1-6. 2010
    ..Both sets of skills can be impaired by intra-operative stress, compromising performance and patient safety. This systematic review aims to assess the effects of intra-operative stress on surgical performance...
  15. doi request reprint The Imperial Stress Assessment Tool (ISAT): a feasible, reliable and valid approach to measuring stress in the operating room
    Sonal Arora
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, 10th Floor QEQM Building, Praed Street, London, W2 1NY, UK
    World J Surg 34:1756-63. 2010
    ..This prospective, cross-sectional study describes the feasibility, reliability, and validity of the Imperial Stress Assessment Tool (ISAT) as an approach to measuring stress during surgery...
  16. doi request reprint Observational teamwork assessment for surgery: content validation and tool refinement
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 212:234-243.e1-5. 2011
    ..The Observational Teamwork Assessment for Surgery (OTAS) tool assesses teamwork of the entire team in the operating room. Empirical testing of OTAS has yet to explore the content validity of the tool...
  17. doi request reprint What does competence entail in interventional radiology?
    Kamran Ahmed
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, UK
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 33:3-10. 2010
    ..This paper gives an overview of the skills required to be a competent interventional radiologist along with a succinct introduction to methods of assessment of technical and non-technical skills...
  18. doi request reprint Operation debrief: a SHARP improvement in performance feedback in the operating room
    Maria Ahmed
    From the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 258:958-63. 2013
    ..To explore the current status of performance feedback (debriefing) in the operating room and to develop and evaluate an evidence-based, user-informed intervention termed "SHARP" to improve debriefing in surgery...
  19. doi request reprint "Blowing up the barriers" in surgical training: exploring and validating the concept of distributed simulation
    Eva Kassab
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital Campus, London, United Kingtom
    Ann Surg 254:1059-65. 2011
    ..To explore face, content and construct validity of Distributed Simulation (DS), an innovative approach to low-cost, high-fidelity surgical simulation and compare technical performance in the DS with that on a standard surgical box trainer...
  20. ncbi request reprint Training faculty in nontechnical skill assessment: national guidelines on program requirements
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 258:370-5. 2013
    ..To develop guidelines for a faculty training program in nontechnical skill assessment in surgery...
  21. ncbi request reprint Measuring safety and efficiency in the operating room: development and validation of a metric for evaluating task execution in the operating room
    Stephanie Russ
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Am Coll Surg 216:472-81. 2013
    ..This study describes the development and content validation of a new tool (ie, the Metric for Evaluating Task Execution in the Operating Room) for measuring basic task completion during surgical procedures...
  22. doi request reprint Assessment of stress and teamwork in the operating room: an exploratory study
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, 5th Floor, Wright Fleming Building, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
    Am J Surg 201:24-30. 2011
    ..This study concurrently assessed teamwork and stress levels experienced by OR team members...
  23. ncbi request reprint Escalation of care and failure to rescue: a multicenter, multiprofessional qualitative study
    Maximilian Johnston
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK Electronic address
    Surgery 155:989-94. 2014
    ..This study aimed to develop a conceptual framework of the influences on escalation of care in surgery allowing solutions to facilitate management of sick patients to be developed...
  24. ncbi request reprint Failures in communication and information transfer across the surgical care pathway: interview study
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, 10th Floor, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:843-9. 2012
    ..Previous studies have typically focused upon the operating theatre. This study aimed to explore the communication and information transfer failures across the entire surgical care pathway...
  25. doi request reprint Actual vs perceived performance debriefing in surgery: practice far from perfect
    Maria Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, UK
    Am J Surg 205:434-40. 2013
    ..However, there is a lack of evidence regarding the current practice and barriers to debriefing in the OR...
  26. ncbi request reprint Quantitative analysis of intraoperative communication in open and laparoscopic surgery
    Nick Sevdalis
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London and Imperial Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Wright Fleming Building 507, Norfolk Place, London, W2 1PG, UK
    Surg Endosc 26:2931-8. 2012
    ..This study used prospective, quantitative observation based on well-established communication theory to assess similarities and differences in communication patterns between open and laparoscopic surgery...
  27. ncbi request reprint The impact of nontechnical skills on technical performance in surgery: a systematic review
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Am Coll Surg 214:214-30. 2012
    ..The purpose of this systematic review was to assess the impact of nontechnical skills on technical performance in surgery...
  28. doi request reprint Systems Approach to daily clinical care
    Sonal Arora
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK
    Int J Surg 8:164-6. 2010
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  29. ncbi request reprint Distributed simulation--accessible immersive training
    Roger Kneebone
    Imperial College London, UK
    Med Teach 32:65-70. 2010
    ..Finally, we frame DS as a 'disruptive innovation' with potential to radically alter the landscape of simulation-based training...
  30. doi request reprint Building global capacity for patient safety: a training program for surgical safety research in developing and transitional countries
    Louise Hull
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Campus, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, UK
    Int J Surg 10:493-9. 2012
    ..We developed, delivered and evaluated a training program to address this gap...
  31. doi request reprint Identifying best practice guidelines for debriefing in surgery: a tri-continental study
    Maria Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Am J Surg 203:523-9. 2012
    ..With this decrease, a commensurate increase in debriefing-dependent simulation-based activities has occurred. Effective debriefing could optimize learning from both simulated and real clinical encounters...
  32. ncbi request reprint Operating room introduction for the novice
    Vishal Patel
    Division of Surgery, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, London, UK
    Am J Surg 203:266-75. 2012
    ..This study assessed the implementation of a theater induction curriculum through a didactic lecture, an online Second Life operating room, and a simulated operating suite...
  33. ncbi request reprint Building capacity and capability for patient safety education: a train-the-trainers programme for senior doctors
    Maria Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 22:618-25. 2013
    ..To develop, implement and evaluate a training programme for senior doctors to become faculty leaders for patient safety training...
  34. ncbi request reprint Improving surgical ward care: development and psychometric properties of a global assessment toolkit
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK and Department of Anesthesiology, UM JMH Center for Patient Safety, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL
    Ann Surg 259:904-9. 2014
    ..To develop a toolkit that covers the clinical, nontechnical, and empathic skills required for effective, safe surgical ward care...
  35. doi request reprint Building a safer foundation: the Lessons Learnt patient safety training programme
    Maria Ahmed
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 23:78-86. 2014
    ..To develop, implement and evaluate a novel patient safety training programme for junior doctors across a Foundation School-'Lessons Learnt: Building a Safer Foundation'...
  36. doi request reprint Postoperative handover: problems, pitfalls, and prevention of error
    Kamal Nagpal
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Centre for Patient Safety and Surgical Quality, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Ann Surg 252:171-6. 2010
    ..To identify the information transfer and communication problems in postoperative handover and to develop and validate a novel protocol for standardizing this communication...
  37. doi request reprint To operate or not to operate? A multi-method analysis of decision-making in emergency surgery
    Peter Szatmary
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College of Medicine, London, UK
    Am J Surg 200:298-304. 2010
    ..The ability to decide when to operate and when not to operate is a key surgical skill. The aim of this study was to investigate factors affecting that decision...
  38. doi request reprint Quantitative assessment of expert and novice surgeons' thinking processes: an application to hernia repair
    Hayder Agha
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK
    Am J Surg 202:110-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to capture quantitatively surgeons' decision making when faced with a choice of open or laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair...
  39. ncbi request reprint Teamwork and team decision-making at multidisciplinary cancer conferences: barriers, facilitators, and opportunities for improvement
    Benjamin W Lamb
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, 5th Floor Medical School Building, St Mary s Hospital, London, W2 1PG, UK
    World J Surg 35:1970-6. 2011
    ..Anecdotally, multidisciplinary cancer conferences (MCCs) do not always function optimally. MCC members' experiences with and attitudes toward MCCs are explored, and barriers to and facilitators of effective team-working are identified...
  40. doi request reprint Emotional intelligence and stress in medical students performing surgical tasks
    Sonal Arora
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    Acad Med 86:1311-7. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore the relationship between trait emotional intelligence (EI) and objective and subjective measures of stress in medical students faced with unfamiliar surgical tasks...
  41. ncbi request reprint Defining quality in surgical training: perceptions of the profession
    Pritam Singh
    Division of Surgery, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, Academic Surgical Unit, 10th Floor QEQM, South Wharf Road, London, W2 1NY, UK Electronic address
    Am J Surg 207:628-36. 2014
    ..To improve surgical training standards, it is necessary to first define the elements of high-quality training and methods for measuring them...
  42. doi request reprint Junior doctors' reflections on patient safety
    Maria Ahmed
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK
    Postgrad Med J 88:125-9. 2012
    ..To determine whether foundation year 1 (FY1) doctors reflect upon patient safety incidents (PSIs) within their portfolios and the potential value of such reflections for quality of care...
  43. pmc How has healthcare research performance been assessed?: a systematic review
    Vanash M Patel
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, St Mary s Hospital, UK
    J R Soc Med 104:251-61. 2011
    ..The ultimate aim of utilizing healthcare research indicators is to create a culture of measuring research performance to support the translation of research into greater societal and economic impact...
  44. doi request reprint Increasing the realism of a laparoscopic box trainer: a simple, inexpensive method
    Louise Hull
    Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 20:559-62. 2010
    ..The aim of this research was to enhance the realism of a laparoscopic box trainer by using a simple, inexpensive method...
  45. doi request reprint Actor training for surgical team simulations
    Eva S Kassab
    Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, QEQM, St Mary s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
    Med Teach 32:256-8. 2010
    ..However, recruiting healthcare professionals to support surgeons training as members of an operating theatre (OT) team is challenging and resource intensive...
  46. ncbi request reprint Requirements of a new communication technology for handover and the escalation of patient care: a multi-stakeholder analysis
    Maximilian J Johnston
    Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 20:486-97. 2014
    ..This study aimed to provide a user-informed guide for the development of an application-based communication system (ABCS), tailored for use in patient handover and escalation of care...
  47. ncbi request reprint Predictors of health care professionals' attitudes towards involvement in safety-relevant behaviours
    Rachel Davis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Bio Surgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College London, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 20:12-9. 2014
    ..However, to date factors that determine HCPs' attitudes towards patient participation in this area remain largely unexplored...
  48. doi request reprint Diagnostic error in a national incident reporting system in the UK
    Nick Sevdalis
    Clinical Safety Research Unit, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Imperial College, London, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 16:1276-81. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate what insights can be gained about diagnostic error from an incident reporting system...