Summary Writer: Jeffrey Duncan
Script Writer: John Sammut
Editor: John Sammut
Interviewee: John Sammut
Dr John Sammut talks to James about teamwork, the role of patients in the team, communication and the importance of multidisciplinary team meetings for effective communication within the healthcare setting.
John is a Senior Emergency Physician with over 25 years’ experience in clinical practice. He has a passion for compassionate, patient centred care, communication in teams and education of junior staff.
John worked with the Clinical Excellence Commission for over 5 years (2010 – 2015) contributing to a variety of committees and programs: such as Between the Flags, the Surviving Sepsis campaign and as Medical lead in rolling out the State wide, In Safe Hands Program (SIBR) program: a patient centred system for multidisciplinary team communication. He now works as Director of the ICU, as an Emergency Physician and as Executive Clinical Director at Canterbury Hospital. John is also on the NSW Medical Council: both on Council and as Chair of the Performance Committee.
With Dr John Sammut, Director of ICU, Senior Emergency Physician, Executive Clinical Director, Canterbury Hospital, Sydney, Australia
“The single biggest problem in communication is the allusion that it has taken place” – George Bernard Shaw.
Case – you are a junior doctor commencing work as a busy Respiratory team intern. You are attending a multidisciplinary team meeting and know that these meetings are key to effective patient flow.
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