Situation awareness
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Situation awareness

Bing Raz Agency nurse based, London

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.

Nursing Standard. 32, 9, 64-65. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.9.64.s47

This reflective account is based on NS840 Gluyas H, Harris S-J (2016) Understanding situation awareness and its importance in patient safety. Nursing Standard. 30, 34, 50-58

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