Table 1

Scoring sheet for teamwork evaluation

Please use the following scale to rate the team on each dimension: 0 (never or rarely), 1 (inconsistently), 2 (consistently). Please rate conservatively. Most teams that have not worked extensively together do not consistently demonstrate the qualities described in the scale.
Items 1–16 are validated by the MHPTS.
1A leader is clearly recognised by all team members.012
2The team leader assures maintenance of an appropriate balance between command authority and team member participation.012
3Each team member demonstrates a clear understanding of his or her role.012
4The team prompts each other to attend to all significant clinical indicators throughout the procedure/intervention.012
5When team members are actively involved with the patient, they verbalise their activities aloud.012
6Team members repeat back or paraphrase instructions and clarifications to indicate they heard them correctly.012
7Team members refer to established protocols and checklists for the procedure/intervention.012
8All members of the team are appropriately involved and participate in the activity.012
9Disagreements or conflicts among team members are addressed without a loss of situation awareness.012
10When appropriate, roles are shifted to address urgent or emergent events.012
11When directions are unclear, team members acknowledge their lack of understanding and ask for repetition and clarification.012
12Team members acknowledge—in a positive manner—statements directed at avoiding or containing errors or seeking clarification.012
13Team members call attention to actions that they feel could cause errors or complications.012
14Team members respond to potential errors or complications with procedures that avoid the error or complication.012
15When statements directed at avoiding or containing errors or complications do not elicit a response to avoid or contain the error, team members persist in seeking a response.012
16Team members ask each other for assistance prior to or during periods of task overload.012
Items 17–21 are NOT validated by the MHPTS.
17Team members do not segregate themselves into groups within the team.012
18All team members communicate with each other freely and without hesitation.012
19Clear and effective communication occurs at handoffs, transitions or when new providers arrive.012
20Team members maintain a shared mental model.012
21Team members state aloud tasks are being completed, which is followed by an acknowledgement by the team leader.012
  • MHPTS, Mayo High Performance Teamwork Scale.