Intensive Care

AHA Team Training Research and Evidence Base

This is a list of resources for intensive care. Return to the main list to explore other topic areas.


Clarke D. (2010). Achieving teamwork in stroke units: the contribution of opportunistic dialogue. Journal of Interprofessional Care 24(3), 285-297.

Durbin, C. G. Jr. (2006). Team model: Advocating for the optimal method of care delivery in the intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine 34(3 Suppl), S12-7.

Eppich, W. J., Brannen, M., & Hunt, E. A. (2008). Team training: implications for emergency and critical care pediatrics. Current Opinion in Pediatrics 20(3), 255-60.

Figueroa, M., Sepanski, R., Goldberg, S., & Shah, S. (2013). Improving teamwork, confidence, and collaboration among members of a pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit multidisciplinary team using simulation-based team training. Pediatric Cardiology 34(3), 612-619.

Haig, K. M., Sutton, S., & Whittington, J. (2006). SBAR: A shared mental model for improving communication in the ICU using daily goals. Journal of Critical Care 18(2), 71-5.

Huang, D. T., Clermont, G., Sexton, J. B., et al. (2007). Perceptions of safety culture vary across the intensive care units of a single institution. Critical Care Medicine 31(1), 165-76.

Kydona, C., Malamis, G., Giasnetsova, T., Tsiora, V., & Gritsi-Gerogianni, N. (2010). The level of teamwork as an index of quality in ICU performance. Hippokratia 14(2), 94-97.

Meurling, L., Hedman, L., Sandahl, C., Felländer-Tsai, L., & Wallin, C. (2013). Systematic simulation-based team training in a Swedish intensive care unit: a diverse response among critical care professions. BMJ Quality & Safety 22(6), 485-94.

Nunnink, L., Welsh, A., Abbey, M., & Buschel, C. (2009). In situ simulation-based team training for post-cardiac surgical emergency chest reopen in the intensive care unit. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 37(1), 74-78.

Pronovost, P., Berenholtz, S., Dorman, T., Lipsett, P. A., Simmonds, T., & Haraden, C. (2003). Improving communication in the ICU using daily goals. Journal of Critical Care 18(2),71-5.

Pronovost, P., Berenholtz, S., Goeschel, C., Thom, I., Watson, S., Holzmueller, C., et al. (2008). Improving patient safety in intensive care units in Michigan. Journal of Critical Care 23(2), 207-221.

Reader, T., Flin, R., Mearns, K., & Cuthbertson, B. (2009). Developing a team performance framework for the intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine 37(5), 1787-1793.

Sandahl, C., Gustafsson, H., et al. (2013). Simulation team training for improved teamwork in an intensive care unit. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 26(2), 174-88.

Sexton, J. B., Berenholtz, S. M., Goeschel, C. A., et al. (2011). Assessing and improving safety climate in a large cohort of intensive care units. Critical Care Medicine 39(5), 934-9.

Stahl, K., Palileo, A., Schulman, C., Wilson, K., Augenstein, J., Kiffin, C., et al. (2009). Enhancing patient safety in the trauma/surgical intensive care unit. Journal of Trauma 67(3), 430-3.

Thomas, E. J., Sexton, J. B., & Helmreich, R. L. (2003). Discrepant attitudes about teamwork among critical care nurses and physicians. Critical Care Medicine 31(3), 956-9.