EFFECTIVENESS OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM MEMBERS IN A COMPLEX, HIGH-RISK, AND STRESSFUL CRITICAL CARE UNIT (CCU)

Mahaman Laouali Moussa -  King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Hussain Ahmed Sofyani -  Ohud General Hospital, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Fatchima L. Moussa* -  Director of Master in Advanced Nursing Practice College of Nursing Medical Surgical Department Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahaman University Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Bander Hammad Alblowi -  Almeqat General Hospital, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Yahia Ahmad Oqdi -  Alansar Hospital, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Saleh Khallaf -  Alansar Hospital, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Hamad S. ALHarbi -  Hanakyah GeneralHospital, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Albarqi -  Alansar Hospital, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

DOI : 10.24269/ijhs.v4i2.2129

Background: Critical Care Unit (CCU) serves as the most complex unit of the health care sector. The performance of multi-disciplinary team members working in CCU is affected through various factors such as; ineffective leadership, lack of communication, inappropriate team structuring etc. This study aims to evaluate the performance effectiveness of multidisciplinary team members working in the complex, risky and stressful environment of the critical care unit of Alansar General Hospital (AGH). Methods: A descriptive correlational study design is used. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire provided to a sample of 56 nurses working in CCU. Results: Findings indicated that the team working in CCU face problems due to ineffective conflict handling. Competent leadership is effective in providing appropriate team structure. Also, communication between team members helps in making useful decisions by using the knowledge gained through team communication. Conclusion: Multidisciplinary teams must be provided effective training to promote quality communication, knowledge sharing, and proper team structuring to improve quality of health care.

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Keywords
Critical Care Unit (CCU), Team Work, Saudi Arabia
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