Dealing with high emotion in critical care causes us to react. This talk provides simple tools to manage those reactions. Chris Hicks and Jesse Spur
Understanding cognitive biases helps manage risk in medicine and extreme sport.
Review these chest radiographs of an ICU patient with respiratory deterioration. What has been missed? What cognitive bias contributed to the error?
You are handed over a patient by a colleague (that's a 'handoff' to you Yanks)... He says he would usually send a patient like this home, but as the d-dimer is pending he suggests the patient should wait for the result.
Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of Pat Croskerry and metacognition but I do wonder whether the rest of the medical profession has become a bit fixated on cognitive biases.
SMACC talk, March 2013