Read the CHFG reaction to the NQB Human Factors Concordat
While I agree that HF factors in OR emergencies and learnings from the airline, maritime and offshore oil industries are appropriate, a generalised approach to applying HF in the routine activities of a hospital is needed. I believe the nuclear industry […]
Martin Bromiley recently took part in a podcast with Minh Le Cong and Nick Chrimes in Australia where they compared aviation with anaesthesia / emergency medicine.
Having worked in paediatrics now since 1984, I am disturbed to discover that the NHS has become increasingly defensive and resistant to learning. It has been particularly hard to discover colleagues behaving in ways that […]
Over the last few weeks – just as people are still trying to understand what Francis means and when the NHS is dealing with it’s own structural changes – we’ve seen safety very publicly rear […]
Aviate, navigate, communicate – where medicine is going wrong.
Aviators have a mantra in the event of emergency – aviate, navigate, communicate. In short, fly the plane, everything else can wait. In an era of glass […]
There has been a great deal of talk about the need for accountability and learning from the tragic events at Mid Staffordshire FT in recent weeks.
But what might that look like in practice and what […]
After my first wife died during a routine operation in 2005 I had many things to contend with. But in common with most people who’ve lost someone at a young age, I wanted to try […]
SURGICAL MASTERSCRIPTS: All the What to do’s, How to do it’s, What if’s, checks and checklists, plus error prevention, avoidance, and correction.
Michael Edwards FRCS and Riaz Agha MRCS MB BS (Hons), editors of Wikisurgery.com, London.
Martin Bromiley, 26 June 2012 –
Bullying is very topical. Every time it’s discussed on TV or the radio, people queue up to say ‘yes, it happened to me’. But surely it’s something we grow out […]