An Exemplar of Team Competence

Collins, Angela; Sutton, Robin S.; Handley, Marilyn; Oliver, Doug; Patterson, Lola; Tew, Nancy L.; Cumbest, Heather Tarquinio; Boone, Misty
April 2007
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2007, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p144
Academic Journal
The article shows a description of a time when a teamwork exhibited the value of team competence. The critical care nurses acted like air traffic controllers to make sure that all medical teams and disciplines were in constant communication with the patient, her family and each other. One should consider that team competence is more than a knowledge base and skill set. Moreover, it was the element of caring that helped the competent team work effectively.


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