Pit-stop operations

Servo 300 ventilator used in the transferring of patients to intensive care units, 2000

Pulling off the perfect pit stop requires remarkable teamwork and communication, as split-second decisions can make or break a race.

A similar demand is placed on medical teams who have to perform complex tasks under pressure when transferring patients from theatre to intensive care. Even minor delays during the handover process can seriously affect patient recovery.

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital reckoned they could learn a thing or two from pit-stop mechanics. Working with F1™ experts, the doctors studied their teamwork techniques in detail and applied their findings to their own hospital. The result has been a streamlining of the handover process and a reduction in errors. Other hospitals around the world are now keen to use the F1™-inspired methods.

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