Perceptions of safety culture and recording in the operating room: understanding barriers to video data capture

Lauren Gordon, Cheyanne Reed, Jette Led Sorensen, Pansy Schulthess, Jeanett Strandbygaard, Mary Mcloone, Teodor Grantcharov, Eliane M Shore*

*Corresponding author for this work

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Recording in the operating room is an important tool to help surgical teams improve their performance. This is becoming more feasible using the Operating Room Black Box, a comprehensive data capture platform. Operating room (OR) staff, however, may voice reasonable concerns as recording initiatives are implemented. The objective of this study was to assess pre-implementation attitudes of OR staff toward operative recording and explore the relationship of these attitudes to the themes of (1) safety culture, (2) impostor syndrome, and (3) privacy concerns.

METHODS: This cross-sectional survey study measured staff members' beliefs and opinions of operative recording and used three previously validated tools (safety attitudes questionnaire, clance impostor phenomenon scale, and dispositional privacy concern) to assess personal and professional factors. Concepts were correlated using Pearson's correlation coefficient.

RESULTS: Forty-three staff members participated in this study, with a response rate of 45% (n = 43/96, 20/22 nurses, 9/11 gynecologists, 14/63 anesthesiologists). Opinions of operative data capture were generally positive (5-point Likert scale, mean = 3.81, SD = 0.91). Nurses tended to have more favorable opinions of the OR Black Box as compared to gynecologists and anesthesiologists, though this did not reach statistical significance (4.15 vs. 3.67 vs 3.43, p = 0.06). Impostor syndrome characteristics correlated with concerns about litigation related to recording (r =  - 0.32, p = 0.04).

CONCLUSION: There are personal and professional attributes of the OR team that impact perceptions of the OR Black Box and implications around privacy and litigation. Addressing these concerns may facilitate successful implementation of the OR Black Box and improve team communication and patient safety in the OR.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSurgical Endoscopy
Volume36
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)3789-3797
Number of pages9
ISSN0930-2794
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Humans
  • Operating Rooms
  • Patient Care Team
  • Patient Safety
  • Safety Management
  • Self Concept

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