Effective crisis resource management (CRM) within the interdisciplinary Code Blue response team is integral to OHSU’s ongoing commitment to quality patient care. Errors in communication do occur and may adversely affect patient care. In one Joint Commission study it was stated that 72% of errors were related to communication.
SCITT was developed in response to this need to improve the fundamental skills in communication and team building. Critical communication is challenging in a high stress, task-saturated crisis situation. The SCITT program is "in-situ" hospital simulation training for interdisciplinary professional teams.