The saying that there is no "I" in team does not hold true in the perioperative setting. Each perioperative team member has a specific role and must be able to work independently yet collaboratively. What brings a team together to provide the safest and most efficient surgical experience to the patient is communication.
During a session titled Hot Topic! Unity is Strength: Applying QSEN's Competency of Teamwork and Collaboration in Perioperative Nursing at the AORN Global Surgical Conference and Expo, experts will discuss how errors can spur changes in quality and safety education and training. They will give identify strategies for disseminating key concepts to perioperative interdisciplinary teams and cover the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and QSEN competencies.