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“Situational Awareness” or shall I say lack of…
So this is what happens when I lose “Situational Awareness”.
& this is why “Situational Awareness” is essential.
This is a kind of junction I used to cross during my college days. All I had to do to keep my “Situational Awareness” was to look 1-left, 2-right, 3-straight, 4-back mirror, 5-both side mirrors, 6-repeat all steps every 5 seconds. I wondered if this could be applied in Emergency Department to gain Situational Awareness!
So here is the story of one fine Resus shift
Situational Awareness has 3 components
A commonly used tool in US air force pilots to gain situational awareness at speeds of MACH 2 is OODA loop. Though we don’t break sound barrier, but sometimes the speed with which new patients arrives to Resus is not far behind.
So I applied this to my situation. Here is an example
and there I was…From BEAN to SPIDER-MAN in 2 minutes