Evaluation of Clinical Team Competence: Case of Saudi Arabia

  •  Mahaman Moussa    
  •  Hussain Ahmed Sofyani    
  •  Bander Hammad Alblowi    
  •  Fatchima. L. Moussa    
  •  Ahmed albarqi    
  •  Hamad S. ALHarbi    
  •  Yahia Ahmad Oqdi    
  •  Saleh Khallaf    


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: High-level nurse-doctor collaboration and competence reduce average hospital duration of the patient and mortality rates. Critical care unit plays an integral role as it integrates techniques and principles for ensuring high-quality care in a dynamic work environment. This study determines the status of critical care unit professionals, particularly nurses concerning their teamwork self-assessment. The descriptive correlational study design following a quantitative research design was used. Purposive sampling was employed for selecting 143 critical care unit nurses from Al-Ansar General Hospital, Saudi Arabia. A survey using a teamwork effectiveness self-assessment questionnaire was held for collecting data, which was then statistically analyzed.

RECENT FINDINGS: Findings showed a significant and positive correlation between nurses’ interests and priorities with their job functions and problem-solving abilities. It showed that the manager’s support and guidance along with the nurse’s participation in decision-making helped the nurses to resolve critical problems and make rapid decisions in critical hours.

SUMMARY: Nurses’ conflict management and effective time utilization were significantly and positively correlated. This provided physical and structural opportunities, adequate education and training, and a supportive environment to overcome problems impeding teamwork effectiveness.

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