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Cognitive Aids in Current Practice 

Cognitive Aids in Current Practice
Cognitive Aids in Current Practice

Christopher L. Cropsey

, Scott C. Watkins

, and Matthew D. McEvoy

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date: 23 June 2021

The use of cognitive aids in clinical practice has been encouraged for almost 100 years. However, while the use of such aids in the aviation and nuclear power industries, the overall uptake and use in healthcare has been lacking until recent years. Recent publications are beginning to demonstrate not only the process by which a cognitive aid should be created, but also the proper methods by which to test and implement use in simulated and clinical practice. This chapter discusses the evolution of the science of cognitive aids with a particular focus on how the reader should consider their use in practice, particularly in high-stakes perioperative events.

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