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January 28, 2021

Learning from the History of Clinical Simulation

The history of clinical simulation is interesting — offering all the intrigue of a world at the intersection of learning theory, innovative technology, patient safety and care. Whereas the tour-de-force that led to the widespread use of healthcare simulation was based in the patient safety movement, one can look back further to see its earlier [...]

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September 13, 2017

With Errors: Aviation Blames The System, Healthcare Blames the Individual

NTSB Finds ‘Blind Spot’ in SFO Radar After Near-Miss to Aviation’s Greatest Disaster Reports the Mercury News: “The wayward Air Canada plane that nearly caused an aviation disaster at San Francisco International Airport [on July 7th] dropped off radar displays for 12 seconds in the moments before it approached four fully loaded passenger jets on [...]

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August 4, 2017

Airport Hosts Simulated Crash Exercise for Emergency Preparedness Training

Gosanangelo.com recently reported how loud sirens and flashing lights filled the air in-between the runways at San Angelo Regional Airport recently, as part of an emergency preparedness exercise, which involved a simulated crash between commercial and military aircraft which included first-responders from the San Angelo Fire Department. The EMS group arrived at the scene [...]

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July 11, 2017

Air Canada Almost in Deadliest Accident in Aviation History — CRM Training Saves Countless Lives

Yesterday in San Francisco (July 10, 2017), Mercury News reporter MATTHIAS GAFNI wrote how Air Canada pilots almost landed an Airbus 320 onto the jetway where four other planes were waiting to take off. The incident provides a strong example of why Crew Resource Management (CRM) communication protocols allowed for everyone involved to create [...]

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