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Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2015 Mar;29(1):27-39. doi: 10.1016/j.bpa.2015.02.002. Epub 2015 Feb 20.

Basic concepts for crew resource management and non-technical skills.

Author information

1
Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, King's College, Old Aberdeen, AB243UB, Scotland, UK. Electronic address: r.flin@abdn.ac.uk.
2
Department of Anaesthetics, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, Edinburgh, EH16, Scotland, UK. Electronic address: nikki.maran@me.com.

Abstract

In this paper, we explain the conceptual background to non-technical skills and show how they can influence job performance in anaesthesia. We then describe the taxonomy of anaesthetists' non-technical skills (ANTS) and related systems, such as ANTS-AP for anaesthetic practitioners. We discuss the training courses that have been designed to teach these non-technical skills, which are called crew resource management (CRM), crisis resource management (CRM) or crisis avoidance resource management (CARMA). Finally, we discuss the application of non-technical skills assessment systems.

KEYWORDS:

assessment; non-technical skills; training

PMID:
25902464
DOI:
10.1016/j.bpa.2015.02.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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