Author(s): Fadden S.; Mercer S.J.
Source: Trauma (United Kingdom); 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Publication Type(s): Article In Press
Abstract:Recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted the importance of human factors in complex trauma management. A reorganisation of trauma services in England has led to the creation of Major Trauma Centres and Major Trauma Collaboratives, with dedicated Trauma Teams. Much attention has been devoted to the role of team leader and leadership skills, with the human factor concept of followership largely overlooked. This article examines the importance of followership in the trauma team, scrutinising several different followership styles. Followership should be highlighted during trauma team training, promoting the practice of good followership to support the team leader and improve patient care.
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