Simulation Enhancing Anesthetists’ Non-Technical Skills (ANTS) Teaching

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Pipat Saeyup


Several studies have found that most of anesthetic
complications are related to personnel errors. Consequently,
anesthetists’ non-technical skills (ANTS), the cognitive,
social, and personal resource skills that complement
technical skills, is important to prevent those problems.
Crisis situation simulations encourage ANTS teaching for
anesthesiology residents by exposing them to unanticipated
experiences. There are several steps for simulation
preparation. However, the important steps are not only
observing their reaction in simulation room but also
debriefing and advising by experienced anesthesiologists
after completing the simulation. As a result, this practice
will improve them through self-evaluation and error
correction in their future career. This article aims to illustrate
steps of ANT teaching by simulation and to explain
observed behavior evaluation by rating scales.

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