Human factors enablers and barriers for successful airway management - an in-depth interview study.
R Schnittker, S Marshall, T Horberry, KL Young
Anaesthesia | Published : 2018
Human factors are the individual, team, environmental and organisational aspects of the anaesthetic environment that affect performance and decision-making of anaesthesia teams. This study aimed to identify which human factors were enablers and/or barriers to anaesthesia teams during airway management challenges. Sixteen interviews were conducted with experienced anaesthetists and anaesthetic nurses using an in-depth interview technique (the Critical Decision Method) to identify human factors enablers and/or barriers during successful management of a significant airway challenge. Thematic analysis identified three overarching enablers: equipment location and storage; experience and learning;..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Research Council
Awarded by Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council