Rhona Flin

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Anaesthetists' attitudes to teamwork and safety
    R Flin
    Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Aberdeen, AB24 2UB, UK
    Anaesthesia 58:233-42. 2003
  2. pmc Patient safety in surgery: non-technical aspects of safe surgical performance
    George G Youngson
    Royal Aberdeen Children s Hospital, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Patient Saf Surg 4:4. 2010
  3. pmc Leadership for safety: industrial experience
    R Flin
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Old Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:ii45-51. 2004
  4. ncbi Anaesthetists' non-technical skills
    R Flin
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB242 UB, UK
    Br J Anaesth 105:38-44. 2010
  5. doi Non-technical skills for anaesthetists: developing and applying ANTS
    Rhona Flin
    School of Psychology, King s College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB242UB, Scotland, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 25:215-27. 2011
  6. pmc How do surgeons make intraoperative decisions?
    Rhona Flin
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:235-9. 2007
  7. ncbi Teaching surgeons about non-technical skills
    R Flin
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Surgeon 5:86-9. 2007
  8. ncbi Attitudes to teamwork and safety in the operating theatre
    R Flin
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Scotland
    Surgeon 4:145-51. 2006
  9. pmc Measuring safety climate in health care
    R Flin
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:109-15. 2006
  10. pmc Identifying and training non-technical skills for teams in acute medicine
    R Flin
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Old Aberdeen AB24 2UB
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:i80-4. 2004

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. ncbi Anaesthetists' attitudes to teamwork and safety
    R Flin
    Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Aberdeen, AB24 2UB, UK
    Anaesthesia 58:233-42. 2003
    ..Their responses were comparable with (and slightly more favourable than) those reported in previous ORMAQ surveys of anaesthetists and surgeons in other countries...
  2. pmc Patient safety in surgery: non-technical aspects of safe surgical performance
    George G Youngson
    Royal Aberdeen Children s Hospital, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Patient Saf Surg 4:4. 2010
    ..This article highlights that impact and explores the contribution of non-technical skills to safe practice within the operating room...
  3. pmc Leadership for safety: industrial experience
    R Flin
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Old Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:ii45-51. 2004
    ..Senior managers have a prime influence on the organisation's safety culture. They need to continuously demonstrate a visible commitment to safety, best indicated by the time they devote to safety matters...
  4. ncbi Anaesthetists' non-technical skills
    R Flin
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB242 UB, UK
    Br J Anaesth 105:38-44. 2010
    ..We also consider how ANTS is being applied in relation to training and research in other countries and finally, we discuss emerging issues in relation to the introduction of a non-technical skills approach in anaesthesia...
  5. doi Non-technical skills for anaesthetists: developing and applying ANTS
    Rhona Flin
    School of Psychology, King s College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB242UB, Scotland, UK
    Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol 25:215-27. 2011
    ..Finally, the article mentions similar tools available for surgeons (NOTSS) and scrub nurses (SPLINTS), as well as research activities to develop behavioural rating systems for obstetric anaesthetists and anaesthetic assistants...
  6. pmc How do surgeons make intraoperative decisions?
    Rhona Flin
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:235-9. 2007
    ..Surgeons' decision-making processes should be studied to provide a better evidence base for the training of cognitive skills for the intraoperative environment...
  7. ncbi Teaching surgeons about non-technical skills
    R Flin
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Surgeon 5:86-9. 2007
    ..This article describes a prototype training course to raise surgeons' awareness of non-technical skills...
  8. ncbi Attitudes to teamwork and safety in the operating theatre
    R Flin
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Scotland
    Surgeon 4:145-51. 2006
    ..A survey was undertaken to assess surgical team members' attitudes to safety and teamwork in the operating theatre...
  9. pmc Measuring safety climate in health care
    R Flin
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:109-15. 2006
    ..To review quantitative studies of safety climate in health care to examine the psychometric properties of the questionnaires designed to measure this construct...
  10. pmc Identifying and training non-technical skills for teams in acute medicine
    R Flin
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Old Aberdeen AB24 2UB
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:i80-4. 2004
    ..Further developments of this training programme for teams in emergency medicine are outlined...
  11. doi Developing a team performance framework for the intensive care unit
    Tom W Reader
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Kings College, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Crit Care Med 37:1787-93. 2009
    ..The purpose of this review is to consolidate the most robust findings from this research into an intensive care unit (ICU) team performance framework...
  12. doi Development of a behavioural marker system for scrub practitioners' non-technical skills (SPLINTS system)
    Lucy Mitchell
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 19:317-23. 2013
    ..We developed a behavioural rating system to provide a structured means for teaching and assessing scrub practitioners' (i.e. nurse, technician, operating department practitioner) non-technical skills...
  13. doi Surgeons' leadership in the operating room: an observational study
    Sarah Henrickson Parker
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Kings College, College of Life Sciences and Medicine, William Guild Building, Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3FX, UK
    Am J Surg 204:347-54. 2012
    ..However, there is limited empiric evidence identifying specific leadership skills and associated behaviors enacted by surgeons during surgery...
  14. doi Evaluation of the Scrub Practitioners' List of Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills system
    Lucy Mitchell
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, AB24 2UB Scotland, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 49:201-11. 2012
    ..The Scrub Practitioners' List of Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills (SPLINTS) system is a new tool for training and assessing scrub practitioner (nurse, technician) behaviours during surgical operations...
  15. doi The Surgeons' Leadership Inventory (SLI): a taxonomy and rating system for surgeons' intraoperative leadership skills
    Sarah Henrickson Parker
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Am J Surg 205:745-51. 2013
    ..Surgeons must demonstrate leadership to optimize performance and maximize patient safety in the operating room, but no behavior rating tool is available to measure leadership...
  16. doi Towards a model of surgeons' leadership in the operating room
    Sarah Henrickson Parker
    School of Psychology, King s College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3FX, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:570-9. 2011
    ..There is widespread recognition that leadership skills are essential for effective performance in the workplace, but the evidence detailing effective leadership behaviours for surgeons during operations is unclear...
  17. doi Experience matters: comparing novice and expert ratings of non-technical skills using the NOTSS system
    Steven Yule
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    ANZ J Surg 79:154-60. 2009
    ..Where there was disagreement, novice raters tended to provide lower ratings than the experts. Novice raters require significant training in this emerging area of competence in order to accurately rate non-technical skills...
  18. doi Hospital safety climate surveys: measurement issues
    Jeanette Jackson
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Curr Opin Crit Care 16:632-8. 2010
    ..These can be a diagnostic indicator on the state of safety in a hospital. This review examines recent studies using staff surveys of hospital safety climate, focussing on measurement issues...
  19. pmc Patient safety: helping medical students understand error in healthcare
    Rona Patey
    Department of Anaesthesia, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 16:256-9. 2007
    ..A literature review did not reveal any patient safety courses in the core undergraduate medical curriculum. Therefore a new module was designed and piloted...
  20. doi Surgeons' non-technical skills in the operating room: reliability testing of the NOTSS behavior rating system
    Steven Yule
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, Scotland, United Kingdom
    World J Surg 32:548-56. 2008
    ..Based on task analysis, the system incorporates five categories of skills for safe surgical practice (Situation Awareness, Decision Making, Task Management, Communication & Teamwork, and Leadership)...
  21. ncbi Anaesthetists' Non-Technical Skills (ANTS): evaluation of a behavioural marker system
    G Fletcher
    Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, King s College, UK
    Br J Anaesth 90:580-8. 2003
    ..A prototype behavioural marker system was developed using human factors research techniques. The aim of this study was to conduct an experimental evaluation to establish its basic psychometric properties and usability...
  22. doi Year 1 medical undergraduates' knowledge of and attitudes to medical error
    Rhona Flin
    University of Aberdeen, UK
    Med Educ 43:1147-55. 2009
    ..The optimal evaluation of new curricula for patient safety requires tools for baseline measurement of medical students' attitudes and knowledge...
  23. doi The importance of preparation for doctors' handovers in an acute medical assessment unit: a hierarchical task analysis
    Michelle A Raduma-Tomàs
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Aberdeen, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:211-7. 2012
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  24. doi Surgeons' intraoperative decision making and risk management
    Keryn Pauley
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Am J Surg 202:375-81. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine surgeons' intraoperative decisions and risk management strategies to explore differences in cognitive processes...
  25. doi Non-technical skills of the operating theatre scrub nurse: literature review
    Lucy Mitchell
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    J Adv Nurs 63:15-24. 2008
    ..This paper is a report of a review to identify the non-technical (cognitive and social) skills used by scrub nurses...
  26. doi Thinking ahead of the surgeon. An interview study to identify scrub nurses' non-technical skills
    Lucy Mitchell
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, Scotland, UK
    Int J Nurs Stud 48:818-28. 2011
    ..Previous research on non-technical skills for operating theatre staff has concentrated on doctors rather than nursing professionals...
  27. ncbi Patient safety climate and worker safety behaviours in acute hospitals in Scotland
    Cakil Agnew
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UB, Scotland, UK
    J Safety Res 45:95-101. 2013
    ..To obtain a measure of hospital safety climate from a sample of National Health Service (NHS) acute hospitals in Scotland and to test whether these scores were associated with worker safety behaviors, and patient and worker injuries...
  28. doi Non-technical skills in histopathology: definition and discussion
    Peter W Johnston
    Department of Pathology, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK
    Histopathology 59:359-67. 2011
    ..Consideration of these specific non-technical skills as a component in histopathology training may benefit practitioners as well as assuring patient safety...
  29. doi Hospital survey on patient safety culture: psychometric analysis on a Scottish sample
    Cakil Sarac
    School of Psychology, Industrial Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:842-8. 2011
    ..To investigate the psychometric properties of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture on a Scottish NHS data set...
  30. ncbi Communication skills and error in the intensive care unit
    Tom W Reader
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Kings College, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Curr Opin Crit Care 13:732-6. 2007
    ..This review considers communication research recently conducted in the intensive care unit and other acute domains...
  31. ncbi Beyond monitoring: distributed situation awareness in anaesthesia
    E Fioratou
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Old Aberdeen AB242UB, UK
    Br J Anaesth 105:83-90. 2010
    ..Distributed SA in anaesthetic practice provides the foundation for further research that may in turn influence the teaching and assessment of this important non-technical skill...
  32. ncbi Non-technical skills for surgeons in the operating room: a review of the literature
    S Yule
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Surgery 139:140-9. 2006
    ..The objectives of this paper are (1) to identify the non-technical skills required by surgeons in the operating room and (2) assess the behavioral marker systems that have been developed for rating surgeons' non-technical skills...
  33. ncbi Training for emergency management: tactical decision games
    M Crichton
    Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    J Hazard Mater 88:255-66. 2001
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  34. ncbi Non-technical skills in the intensive care unit
    T Reader
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, King s College Old Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Br J Anaesth 96:551-9. 2006
    ..Examples of such research highlight the utility of these techniques...
  35. ncbi Development of a rating system for surgeons' non-technical skills
    S Yule
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Med Educ 40:1098-104. 2006
    ..This paper describes the method used to identify surgeons' non-technical skills, and the development of a skills taxonomy and behavioural rating system to structure observation and feedback in surgical training...
  36. ncbi Benchmarking safety climate in hazardous environments: a longitudinal, interorganizational approach
    K Mearns
    Department of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Risk Anal 21:771-86. 2001
    ..Changes in perceived management commitment to safety were closely associated with changes in safety behavior...
  37. ncbi Interdisciplinary communication in the intensive care unit
    T W Reader
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Kings College, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Br J Anaesth 98:347-52. 2007
    ..This study examines whether ICU doctors and nurses have a shared perception of interdisciplinary communication in the UK ICU...
  38. doi No simple fix for fixation errors: cognitive processes and their clinical applications
    E Fioratou
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Anaesthesia 65:61-9. 2010
    ..We present some results from a series of experiments on one such insight problem and consider applications that may have relevance to anaesthetic practice...
  39. doi Intra-operative decision making by ophthalmic surgeons
    Keryn Pauley
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 97:1303-7. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to examine ophthalmic surgeons' intra-operative decisions and risk management strategies in order to explore differences in cognitive processes...
  40. doi Factors influencing surgeons' intraoperative leadership: video analysis of unanticipated events in the operating room
    Sarah Henrickson Parker
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    World J Surg 38:4-10. 2014
    ..This study examined surgeons' leadership behaviors during surgical procedures, with particular reference to the effect of intraoperative events on leadership...
  41. doi Doctors' handovers in hospitals: a literature review
    Michelle A Raduma-Tomàs
    School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Aberdeen AB24 2UB, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:128-33. 2011
    ..To review studies on hospital doctors' handovers to identify the methods and main findings...
  42. ncbi Facets of job effort in bus driver health: deconstructing "effort" in the effort-reward imbalance model
    John L M Tse
    The Industrial Psychology Research Centre, School of Psycology, University of Aberdeen, King s College, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    J Occup Health Psychol 12:48-62. 2007
    ..Research and applied implications are considered...
  43. ncbi Senior charge nurses' leadership behaviours in relation to hospital ward safety: a mixed method study
    Cakil Agnew
    Industrial Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3UB, Scotland, UK Electronic address
    Int J Nurs Stud 51:768-80. 2014
    ..Less is known about the leadership skills of senior charge nurses that are effective for ensuring safety for patients and staff in their wards...
  44. ncbi Safety in shipping: the human element
    Catherine Hetherington
    The Industrial Psychology Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, Kings College, Old Aberdeen, AB24 2UB
    J Safety Res 37:401-11. 2006
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  45. pmc Safety in health care: Research on safety is happening
    Rhona Flin
    BMJ 336:171. 2008