The discipline (actually interdisciplinary area) of Human Factors is undertaught in medical and nursing education. As a result, error and safety are widely misunderstood. Worse, the topic is feared and avoided, obviously an undesirable circumstance.
Society is engaged in the biggest overhaul of health care education since the Flexner Report. Witness the ACGME Outcomes Project, Core competencies, CANmeds, and the Milestones initiatives. While we are changing things around anyway, why preserve obsolete views of error, which train generation after generation to be ashamed of and cover up our most important source of learning?
All types of Anesthesia practitioners (faculty, ancillary staff, and residents).
1.Participants will understand the existing literature regarding the inadequacy of qualitative neuromuscular blockade monitoring.
2.Participants will understand and learn to recognize the “myths” associated with the use of modern “short-acting” neuromuscular blocking drugs.
3.Participants will understand the challenges – and the rewards – of implementing universal quantitative neuromuscular blockade monitoring.
Michael Todd, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesia
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA
Drs. T. Ebert , D. Warltier, K. Lauer, S. Dolinski, C. Fox
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.