Journal of Surgical Simulation 2015; 2: A: 5 - 5

Published: 30 June 2015


Oral presentation

Special Issue: Lessons in safety from aviation

Archie Naughton
Corresponding author: Archie Naughton, Christmas Cottage, Warningcamp, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9QT, UK. Email:


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

Additional Information

This presentation was given at "Striving Towards the High Reliability Organisation", Fourth Annual Simulation Conference, Homerton University Hospital, London UK on 11 December 2014.