Journal of Surgical Simulation 2015; 2: A: 5 - 5
Published: 30 June 2015
Special Issue: Lessons in safety from aviation
The way aviation has developed its safety culture is discussed, considering specific areas such as checklists, standard operating procedures, human factors (including communication difficulties and the effect of fatigue) and training. Several aircraft accidents are discussed. The relevance of the aviation experience to healthcare is explored.
Safety in aviation; simulators; aircraft accidents
This presentation was given at "Striving Towards the High Reliability Organisation", Fourth Annual Simulation Conference, Homerton University Hospital, London UK on 11 December 2014.