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HCPro book excerpt: Situational awareness is an important part of high reliability

Medical Environment Update, April 1, 2018

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High-reliability industries and organizations are very familiar with the term situational awareness. In such industries, the term is not a passing fad embraced for a few short years only to be replaced by the next buzzword or catchy movement. Situational awareness is a foundational concept, and its importance in operational decision-making at the front line is recognized and categorically supported by leadership. In healthcare, save for pockets of very safe and reliable care delivery, this is generally not the case

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