Articles  |   February 2015
APSF-Sponsored Conference: Implementing and Using Emergency Manuals and Checklists to Improve Patient Safety
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Articles   |   February 2015
APSF-Sponsored Conference: Implementing and Using Emergency Manuals and Checklists to Improve Patient Safety
ASA Monitor 02 2015, Vol.79, 71.
ASA Monitor 02 2015, Vol.79, 71.
There is a need for anesthesia professionals and other members of the perioperative care team to move toward the acceptance of cognitive aids (emergency manuals, checklists) and away from the traditional reliance on memory and the cultural perception of individual perfection. The reality is that no one can function as the lone expert recalling every procedure and drug dose from memory. Successful patient care in the perioperative period –which previously has been considered the exclusive responsibility of an individual’s knowledge and skill – is no longer optimal because human memory is limited and fallible, especially under stress.
If you are interested in attending this conference, please contact Robert F. Stoelting, M.D. (stoelting@apsf.org) for registration details.
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