Human Factors and Training

We are finding more and more that how humans behave, communicate, work within a team and react in stressful situations can have a huge impact on the outcome.  In Critical Care areas this is seen more often and the effects felt more keenly.

Sunshine Coast Medical Education believe that these Human Factors, or Non-Technical Skills, are at least as important as the clinical skills we teach.  We discuss them throughout the courses’ presentations and workshops.  The immersive simulations that we run at the end of each course gives our participants the chance to practice these skills.  Each simulation is then debriefed with a focus on the team’s Non-Technical Skills and communication.

Below are some related resources

Communication in a crisis, LITFL 2017

Rethinking Airway Training. Anaesthesia 2016

Beyond Monitoring, Distributed Situational Awareness in Anaesthesia. BJA 2010

Interventions to Improve Team Effectiveness, A Systematic Review. Health Policy 2010

ANTS Handbook

Anaesthetist’s Attitudes Towards Teamwork and Safety. Anaesthesia 2003

Non-Technical Skills in Anaesthesia – A Review. BJA 2002