Journal Article

The non-technical skills used by anaesthetic technicians in critical incidents reported to the Australian Incident Monitoring System between 2002 and 2008.

Rutherford JS; Flin R; Irwin A.

This review of operating room incident reports found that anesthetic technicians' situational awareness, teamwork, and task management affected adverse events. The presence of these skills played a role in ameliorating these events, while lack of these skills exacerbated incidents, emphasizing their importance across roles and settings.