The Difficult Airway Society (DAS) and Association of Anaesthetists has published some new guidelines for anaesthetists and the teams that they work with. These build on the work of Martin Bromiley, his Clinical Human Factors Group and many others over recent years, and aim to provide practical strategies that we can all use to integrate human factors into our day to day work, and in doing so improve patient safety and staff wellbeing.
Two papers have been published and both are currently free to download below.
‘Human factors in anaesthesia: a narrative review’ summarises what is known to date about human factors. Click here to download.
‘Implementing human factors in anaesthesia: guidance for clinicians, departments and hospitals’ is a guideline paper and sets out what the DAS and Association of Anaesthetists recommend happens next. Click here to download.