Stories From the Field
We received this great message from Kathy Nabbie and wanted to share it with you.
Presently I work as a theatre scrub practitioner in a private hospital in London, previously I was a Theatre Practice Development Lead and Theatre Sister In breast oncology for another London hospital.
I believe that having a name and role on theatre caps is beneficial to the team in regards to safety and communication and the patients love it.
In many hospitals, the whole team should be written on the whiteboard at the start of the list. As the team changes and new people arrive, the names should change. Often this does not happen due to complacency. Caps with names and roles should solve this problem.
See the tweet I sent to Twitter recently about my experience wearing my cap in an NHS trust.
Neither team were familiar with each other at the start of the lists. At the end of the day we were buddies and we all went out to dinner as a group.
The journey towards implementation is paved with loads of positivity and questions like “What is the cap challenge?” And “ tell me more”.
Anaesthetists are really keen to implement, one asked me to visit his NHS trust to teach the staff. Which I haven’t done as yet but I have sent him links to the #TheatreCapChallenge and recommended theatrecaps.com.
Have a great day