Training situational awareness to reduce surgical errors in the operating room.

@article{Graafland2015TrainingSA,
  title={Training situational awareness to reduce surgical errors in the operating room.},
  author={Maurits Graafland and Jan Maarten C. Schraagen and Marja. A. Boermeester and W. A. Bemelman and Marlies P. Schijven},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={102 1},
  pages={
          16-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Surgical errors result from faulty decision-making, misperceptions and the application of suboptimal problem-solving strategies, just as often as they result from technical failure. To date, surgical training curricula have focused mainly on the acquisition of technical skills. The aim of this review was to assess the validity of methods for improving situational awareness in the surgical theatre. METHODS A search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library and PsycINFO… CONTINUE READING

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