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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. The non-technical skills used by anaesthetic technicians in critical incidents reported to the Australian Incident Monitoring System between 2002 and 2008. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2015;43(4):512-7.

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September 9, 2015
Rutherford JS, Flin R, Irwin A. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2015;43(4):512-7.

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.

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Rutherford JS, Flin R, Irwin A. The non-technical skills used by anaesthetic technicians in critical incidents reported to the Australian Incident Monitoring System between 2002 and 2008. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2015;43(4):512-7.