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Battle Post-op Pain Without Opioids - April 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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3 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 6 S urgeons set the tone for surgery as soon as they walk into the OR. They can engage with the surgical team by asking for their perspectives on the best way to care for patients and inspire them with their vision of a common mission, or they can focus solely on tasks at hand and the potential for error. Do you know which lead- ership style prevails in your facility? Perhaps it's time to observe your surgeons in action and understand how their methods of motivation impact what goes on in the OR. What makes a leader? I was part of a research team that video-recorded 5 surgeons perform- ing complex surgeries. We then had an organizational psychologist Do Your Surgeons Intimidate or Inspire? Their leadership skills can make or break your team's performance. Staffing Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH • FOLLOW THE LEADER Surgeons are traditionally viewed as the captains of the ship in the OR, but many aren't trained to handle that responsibility.

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