• Non-technical skills help reduce surgical errors

    6 monthes ago - By Healio

    ORLANDO - The qualities of a surgeon consist of both technical and non-technical skills, but it is the non-technical skills “that determine how we react when things go wrong,” according to the Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is International Guest of Honor.
    In medicine, up to 45% of adverse events involve surgical patients, and 35% to 66% of the events occur in the operating theater, according to Brian Little, MA, DO, FRCS, FRCOphth, FEHA, of Moorfields Eye Hospital.
    “It is a pretty intolerable situation,” Little said. “We need to get better at all we
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