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Webinar: Human Factors within the Surgical Care Team

Start 6:00 PM
End 7:00 PM
  • TBC

Event Overview

What is the impact of Human Factors on the surgical care team?

Understanding the importance of Human Factors in the surgical care team is a great way to achieve better outcomes for patients as well as for the surgical team. Learn how behaviours of individuals, interactions within the team and the working environment can all help towards minimising surgical error and delivering high quality care.

All clinicians are forced into various situations where they have to make difficult decisions in dynamic and often unpredictable circumstances. Effective work place interaction within the surgical team can be used efficiently for achieving quality improvement.

Mr Ian Martin, RCS Council member and Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, will chair a panel of two experts in the Human Factors field.

You will also have a chance to have your own questions debated by the panel at the Q&A session.

Why tune in? 

Our webinar promises to be an informative session where Captain Mike Davidson will bring his extensive knowledge of Human Factors from aviation, while Professor Peter Brennan and Mr Ian Martin will cover the surgical team perspective.

Topics covered will include:

  • the importance of looking after ourselves at work;
  • flattening hierarchy and empowering juniors to be able to speak up without fear of retribution and challenge authority if they have any safety concerns;
  • situational awareness; 
  • distraction, including noise.

Panel members:

Mr Ian Martin (Panel chair): RCS Council member and Chair of NCEPOD.

Professor Peter Brennan: Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon and Honorary Professor of Surgery.

Captain Mike Davidson: Airbus A380 Captain for a major UK airline.

*This webinar is free for RCS members and RCS Associate members and costs £15 for non-members. Please note that if you join as an Associate member you will get free access to the webinar, plus free access to our future webinars and a range of other RCS events.

All the resources and the full recording of the webinar will be uploaded onto the website after the event. 

Post Event Information

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