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Situation awareness

Reading a CPD article improved Bing Raz’s knowledge of the use of situation awareness to enhance patient safety.
Situation awareness

Reading a CPD article improved Bing Raz’s knowledge of the use of situation awareness to enhance patient safety

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article examined the concept of situation awareness, which involves an individual’s perception and subsequent projection of events taking place in the surrounding environment. Interpreting information from the environment can assist nurses to improve outcomes and minimise the risk of errors.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

Before reading the article, I was unfamiliar with the concept of situation awareness, which I learned involves a group of non-technical skills such as teamwork and communication.

The article outlined the three levels of cognitive performance required to develop situation awareness: perception of elements in the

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