We’ve talked about situational awareness and sense-making on LITFL before. We need to recognise that something needs to be done for it to happen, even if we actually know what to do. Teamwork and the influence of human factors are critical to achieving this.
This is emphasised by Martin Bromiley’s harrowing personal experience, and his incredibly constructive response to help improve healthcare:
“As a result of his personal experience, Martin Bromiley founded the Clinical Human Factors Group in 2007. This group brings together experts, clinicians and enthusiasts who have an interest in placing the understanding of human factors at the heart of improving patient safety.”
“In Just A Routine Operation Martin talks about his experience of losing his wife during an apparently routine procedure and his hopes for making a change to practice in healthcare.”
Visit the NHS webpage on Human Factors.