Our recommendation of internal and external publications on simulation-training and team-work.

Internal Publications


Grande, B., Schick, C., Scherrer, A., Heckel, A., Nef, A., Marty, A. & Kolbe, M. (2018). Entwicklung von Simulationsszenarien. In: M. St.Pierre & G. Breuer (Eds.). Simulation in der Medizin. 2. Auflage (pp. 235-237). Heidelberg: Springer. more

Kolbe, M., Seelandt, J.C., Nef, A., & Grande, B. (2018). Simulation und Forschung. In: M. St.Pierre & G. Breuer (Eds.). Simulation in der Medizin. 2. Auflage (pp. 145-158). Heidelberg: Springer. more

Grote, G., Kolbe, M., & Waller, M. (in press). The dual nature of adaptive coordination in teams: Balancing demands for flexibility and stability. Organizational Psychology Review.

Breckwoldt, J., Beckers, S. K., Breuer, G., & Marty, A. (2018). Entrustable professional activities. Der Anaesthesist, Advanced online publication. doi:10.1007/s00101-018-0420-y

Tanaka, P., Adriano, A., Ngai, L., Park, Y. S., Marty, A., Wakatsuki, S., . . . Macario, A. (2018). Development of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination Using the American Board of Anesthesiology Content Outline for the Objective Structured Clinical Examination Component of the APPLIED Certification Examination. A&A Practice, Advanced online publication. doi:10.1213/xaa.0000000000000779

Wakatsuki, S., Tanaka, P., Vinagre, R., Marty, A., Thomsen, J. L. D. L., & Macario, A. (2018). What Makes for Good Anesthesia Teaching by Faculty in the Operating Room? The Perspective of Anesthesiology Residents. Cureus, 10(5), e2563. doi:org/10.7759/cureus.2563 more

Oechslin P, Zalunardo MP, Inci I, Schlaepfer M, Grande B. (2018) Established and potential predictors of blood loss during lung transplant surgery. J Thorac Dis 2018;10(6):3845-3848. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.05.165 more

Grande B. (2018) Die Bedeutung von Kommunikation und Führungsverhalten bei der chirurgischen Blutung. Die PUNKTE Chirurgie, MedMedia Verlag, Wien, ISSN 2223-1072

Grande B, Loop T (2018). Anaesthesia Management for Bronchoscopic and Surgical Lung Volume Reduction. J Thorac Dis 2018. ahead of print doi: 10.21037/jtd.2018.02.46 more

Brauner, E., Boos, M., & Kolbe, M. (Eds). (2018). The Cambridge Handbook of Group Interaction Analysis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more

Seelandt, J. C. (2018). Quality Control. In E. Brauner, M. Boos, & M. Kolbe (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Group Interaction Analysis (pp. 227-244). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. more

Kolbe, M. & Boos. M. (2018). Observing group interaction: The benefits of taking group dynamics seriously. In E. Brauner, M. Boos, & M. Kolbe (Eds.). The Cambridge handbook of group interaction analysis (pp. 68-85). Cambridge University Press. more

Reed, N., Metzger, Y., Kolbe, M., Zobel, S., & Boos, M. (2018). Unitizing verbal interaction data for coding: Rules and reliability. In E. Brauner, M. Boos, & M. Kolbe (Eds.). The Cambridge handbook of group interaction analysis (pp. 208-226). Cambridge University Press. more

Reser, D., Kolbe, M., Pomar, J. L., Maisano, F., & Taramasso, M. (2018). How to make a “Heart Team” a “real” Team to ensure optimal patient care. EJCM, 6(2), 32-35. doi:10.15511/ejcm.18.00232 more

Schmutz, J.B., Kolbe, M., & Eppich, W.J. (2018). Twelve tips for integrating team reflexivity into your simulation-based team training. Medical Teacher, 40, 721-727. doi: org/10.1080/0142159X.2018.1464135 more

Kolbe, M., & Rudolph, J. W. (2018). What’s the headline on your mind right now? How reflection guides simulation-based faculty development in a master class. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 4, 126-132. doi:10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000247 more

Burtscher, M. J., Jordi Ritz, E.-M., & Kolbe, M. (2018). Differences in talking-to-the-room behaviour between novice and expert teams during simulated paediatric resuscitation: a quasi-experimental study. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. doi:10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000268

Weiss, M., Kolbe, M., Grote, G., Spahn, D. R., & Grande, B. (2018). We can do it!
Inclusive leader language promotes voice behavior in multi-professional teams. The
Leadership Quarterly. more


Grande, B., Kolbe, M., & Biro, P. (2017). Difficult airway management and training:
simulation, communication, and feedback. Current Opinion in Anesthesiology, 30(6),
743-747. doi:10.1097/aco.0000000000000523 more

Seelandt, J. C., Grande, B., Kriech, S., & Kolbe, M. (2017). DE-CODE: a coding
scheme for assessing debriefing interactions. BMJ Simulation and Technology
Enhanced Learning. doi:10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000233 more

Nestel, D., Krogh, K., & Kolbe, M. (2017). Exploring realism in healthcare simulations. In D. Nestel, M. Kelly,  B. Jolly, & M. Watson (Eds.), Healthcare simulation education: Evidence, theory & practice (pp. 23-28). Chichester: Wiley. more

Seelandt, J., Grande, B. & Kolbe, M. (2017). Implizite Führungstheorien in Akutsituationen im Gesundheitswesen. «Kobra, übernehmen Sie!». Gr Interakt Org. Advanced Online Publication. doi:10.1007/s11612-017-0356-8 more

Weiss, M., Kolbe, M., Grote, G., Spahn, D. R., & Grande, B. (2017). Why didn’t you say something? Using after-event reviews to affect voice behavior and hierarchy beliefs in multi-professional action teams. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 26 (1), 66-78. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2016.1208652 more


Kolbe, M., Boos, M., Stein, A., & Strack, M. (2016). SYNSEG – A method for syntaxbased
segmentation of coding units for the analysis of group processes. Gruppe.
Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie
(GIO), 47(4), 335-344. doi:10.1007/s11612-016-0345-3

Kolbe, M., & Grande, B. (2016). „Speaking Up“ statt tödlichem Schweigen im
Krankenhaus: Die entscheidende Rolle der Gruppenprozesse und
Organisationskultur. Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. Zeitschrift für Angewandte
Organisationspsychologie (GIO), 47(4), 299-311. doi:10.1007/s11612-016-0343-

Kolbe, M., Marty, A., Seelandt, J., & Grande, B. (2016). How to debrief teamwork interactions: using circular questions to explore and change team interaction patterns. Advances in Simulation, 1(1), 29. doi: 10.1186/s41077-016-0029-7 more

Schulze, M., Grande, B., Kolbe, M., Kriech, S., Nöthiger, C. B., Kohler, M., Spahn, D. R., & Franzen, D. (2016). SafAIRway: an airway training for pulmonologists performing a flexible bronchoscopy with nonanesthesiologist administered propofol sedation: A prospective evaluation. Medicine, 95(23), e3849. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000003849 more

Kolbe, M., & Grande, B. (2016). ‚Sag ich’s oder sag ich’s lieber nicht’ – unser alltägliches Speaking-Up-Dilemma. In D. Schwappach & K. Gehring (Eds.), «Speak Up»: Wenn Schweigen gefährlich ist (pp. 13-19). Zürich: Stiftung für Patientensicherheit.

Schmutz, J., Welp, A. & Kolbe, M. (2016). Teamwork in healthcare organizations. In A. Örtenblad, C. Abrahamson & R. Sheaff (Eds.). Management innovations for health care organizations. Adopt, Abandon or Adapt? (pp. 359-377). New York: Routledge
Wacker, J. & Kolbe, M. (2016). The challenge of learning from perioperative harm. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, 7-8, 5-10. published online ahead of print. doi more

Kandler, L., Tscholl, D.W., Kolbe, M., Seifert, Spahn, D.R., & Noethiger, C.B. (2016). A new way of granting access to excellent medical training: The use of an educational video enhances patient safety. Br J Anaesth, 116, 662-669. more

Raemer, D.B., Kolbe, M., Minehart, R.D., Rudolph, J.W., & Pian-Smith, M.C.M. (2016). Improving faculty's ability to speak-up to others in the operating room: A simulation-based randomized controlled trial of an educational intervention and a qualitative analysis of hurdles and enablers. Acad Med, 91, 530-539. more


Schick, C. J., Weiss, M., Kolbe, M., Marty, A., Dambach, M., Knauth, A., Spahn, D.R., Grote, G., & Grande, B. (forthcoming). Simulation with PARTS (Phase Augmented Research and Training Scenarios): a structure facilitating research and assessment in simulation. Simulation in Healthcare.

Kolbe, M., Grande, B., & Spahn, D.R. (2015). Briefing and debriefing during simulation-based training and beyond. Content, structure, attitude, and setting. Best Practice & Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology. 29(1). more

Grande, B., Weiss, M., Biro, P., Grote, G., Steiger, P., Spahn, D.R., & Kolbe, M. (2015). Ist Reden wichtig? Technisches versus kombiniert technisches / nicht-technisches Atemwegstraining in der Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin. ["Do we have to talk?" Comparing technical versus combined technical/behavioral training for difficult airway management]. Anästhesiologie & Intensivmedizin, 56, 5-12. more


Kolbe, M., Grote, G., Waller, M., Wacker, J., Grande, B., Burtscher, M.J., & Spahn, D.R. (2014). Monitoring and talking to the room: Autochthonous coordination patterns in team interaction and performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(6,) 1254-1267. more

Kolbe, M. (2014). Reducing healthcare costs by investing in safety: Safety management examples from the U.S. Swiss Re Center for Global Dialogue. more

Weiss, M., Kolbe, M., Grote, G., Dambach, M., Marty, M., Spahn, D. R., & Grande, B. (2014). Agency and communion predict speaking up in acute care teams. Small Group Research, 45, 290-313. doi: 10.1177/1046496414531495. more

Wacker, J. & Kolbe, M. (2014). Leadership and teamwork in anesthesia - Making use of human factors to improve clinical performance. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, 4(6), 200-205. doi: 10.1016/j.tacc.2014.09.002. more


Kolbe, M., Weiss, M., Grote, G., Knauth, A., Dambach, M., Spahn, D. R., & Grande, B. (2013). TeamGAINS: A tool for structured debriefings for simulation-based team trainings. BMJ Quality & Safety, 22, 541-553. more

Kolbe, M., Burtscher, M. J., & Manser, T. (2013). Co-ACT—A framework for observing coordination behavior in acute care teams. BMJ Quality & Safety, 22, 596–605. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001319. more

Kolbe, M. & Grande, B. (2013). Speaking up should be both continually encouraged and formally trained as an interactive process. In: G. Grote & J. Carroll (Eds.). Safety management in context—Cross-industry learning from theory and practice. White book (p. 39-40). Rueschlikon, Zurich: Swiss Re Center for Global Dialogue. more

Kolbe, M. (2013). Five simple processes that improve high-risk team effectiveness. In E. Salas, S. Tannenbaum, D. Cohen, & G. Latham (Eds.), Developing and enhancing teamwork in organisations: Evidence-based best practices and guidelines (pp. 609-643). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. more

Kolbe, M., & Grande, B. (2013). Team coordination during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Journal of Critical Care. 28, 522–523.more


Kolbe, M., Burtscher, M. J., Wacker, J., Grande, B., Nohynkova, R., Manser, T., Spahn, D.R., & Grote, G. (2012). Speaking-up is related to better team performance in simulated anesthesia inductions: An observational study. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 115, 1099-1108. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e318269cd32. more

Kolbe, M., & Rudolph, J.W. (2012). Snapshots of the road to reflective practice: What advanced simulation instructors think during a master class. Simulation in Healthcare, 7, 519. more

Grande, B., Weiss, M., Dambach, M., Marty, A., Schick, C., Spahn, D.R., Grote, G., & Kolbe, M. (2012). Training anesthesia team members to speak up: A simulation-based study. Simulation in Healthcare, 7, 544. more


Burtscher, M.J., Kolbe, M., Wacker, J., & Manser, T. (2011). Interactions of team mental models and monitoring behaviors predict team performance in simulated anesthesia inductions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 17(3), 257-269, doi: 10.1037/a0025148. more

Burtscher, M.J., Manser, T., Kolbe, M., Grote, G., Grande, B., Spahn, D.R., & Wacker, J. (2011). Adaptation in anaesthesia team coordination in response to a simulated critical event and its relationship to clinical performance. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 106 (6), 801-806, doi: 10.1093/bja/aer039. more

Kolbe, M., Burtscher, M. J., Manser, T., Künzle, B. & Grote, G. (2011). The role of coordination for preventing harm in healthcare groups: Research examples from anaesthesia and an integrated model of coordination for action teams in healthcare. In M. Boos, M., Kolbe, P. Kappeler, & T. Ellwart (Eds.), Coordination in human and primate groups (pp. 75-92). Heidelberg: Springer. more

Kolbe, M. & Grote, G. (2011). Human factors training in aviation and healthcare: What we know works best and how to put it into practice. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting (pp. 2105-2108). Santa Monica, CA, USA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. more


Künzle, B., Zala-Mezö, E., Kolbe, M., Wacker, J., & Grote, G. (2010). Substitutes for leadership in anaesthesia teams and their impact on leadership effectiveness. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 19, 505-531. more

Künzle, B., Zala-Mezö, E., Wacker, J., Kolbe, M., & Grote, G. (2010). Leadership in anaesthesia teams: The most effective leadership is shared. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 19, 1-6. more

Künzle, B., Kolbe, M., & Grote, G. (2010). Ensuring patient safety through effective leadership behaviour: A literature review. Safety Science, 48(1), 1-17. more


Kolbe, M., Künzle, B., Zala-Mezö, E., Wacker, J., & Grote, G. (2009). Measuring coordination behaviour in anaesthesia teams during induction of general anaesthetics (pp. 203-221). In R. Flin & L. Mitchell (Eds.), Safer surgery. Analysing behaviour in the operating theatre. Aldershot: Ashgate. more

Master and Dissertation Theses

Master Theses

Sandra Sieber, 2017, ETH Zürich, D-MTEC: Untersuchung der Einhaltung der Hygieneweisung
bei der Manipulation am zentralen Venenkatheter durch die Mitarbeitenden des Instituts für Anästhesiologie des UniversitätsSpitals Zürich

Leonie Bühler, 2017, FHNW. Analyse des Reanimationstrainings am UniversitätsSpital Zürich.
Elisabeth Graf Pannatier, 2018, ETH Zürich, D-MTEC: Development Options for the Simulation Center at the University Hospital Zurich

Sarah Kriech, 2016, UZH, Institut für Psychologie: Die Rolle von Humor und Psychologischer Sicherheit in Debriefings

Lynn Haesler, 2016, UZH, Institut für Psychologie: Eigengruppenfavorisierung in medizinischen Debriefings?

Fanny Honegger, 2016, UZH, Institut für Psychologie: Erforschung mentaler Modelle bezüglich Debriefings nach komplexen Situationen im klinischen Alltag.

Dissertation Theses

Michael Hanusch, 2018, USZ, Institut für Anästhesiologie: Transfer von Tools aus der Aviatik in die Medizin am Beispiel des pp/aa.

Carl Schick, 2015, USZ, Institut für Anästhesiologie: Simulation With PARTS (Phase-Augmented Research and Training Scenarios)