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Does Situational Awareness Have an Impact on Poor Patient Outcomes?


Background: Situational awareness is a core element in decision-making, team work, and task management. In surgery and anesthesia, situational awareness errors have occurred but their role in major patient injury has not been investigated. Objective: To develop a protocol based on literature to identify deficiencies in the 3 hierarchies of situational awareness namely, perception, comprehension, and projection and to investigate the role of these errors by an individual anesthesiol more...
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