The aim of this study is to identify non-technical skills (NTS) used by surgeons operating in the Rwandan setting, in order to create a context-specific behavior observation tool for evaluating and teaching NTS. Specific behaviors are being identified through both operating theatre observations and critical incident interviews with surgeons, anesthetists, and theatre nurses at 4 hospitals in Rwanda.
John Scott, MD, MPH (Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School)
Robert Riviello, MD, MPH (Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School)
Georges Ntakiyiruta, MD (Surgery, University of Rwanda)
Yihan Lin, MD, MPH (Surgery, University of Colorado)