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Situational awareness (SA) is perception of elements in the environment, comprehension of that information, and ability to project future events. Understanding how SA affects decision-making and teamwork is crucial for patient safety. SA errors contributed to successful malpractice claims resulting in payment, illustrating the crucial role of SA in anesthesia. This RCL will discuss SA and crisis management (CRM) in anesthesia practice and how these strategies affect teamwork among anesthesia providers and the operating room team. Different approaches to SA and CRM, factors contributing to expertise in developing enhanced SA, and recognition of errors that occur during the development of SA and CRM will be discussed. This lecture presents strategies to improve SA and crisis management skills during daily anesthesia practice to help improve patient outcome.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®
This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
Disclaimer: The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.
Activity Release Date: 2/6/19
Activity Expiration Date: 2/7/22