BSAVA Cognitive Aids for Anaesthesia in Small Animal Practice

BSAVA Cognitive Aids for Anaesthesia in Small Animal Practice


by Matthew McMillan, March 2021, FileType: PDF

Bsava cognitive aids for anaesthesia in small animal practice

The BSAVA Cognitive Aids for Anaesthesia in Small Animal Practice PDF is a quick reference resource for veterinary teams in theatre. It includes checklists that should be completed as part of any anaesthetic procedure as well as troubleshooting guides and crisis checklists. Areas covered include: Diagnostic Radiology in Small Animal Practice 2nd Edition

  • Equipment and drugs lists
  • Pre-anaesthetic assessment lists and forms
  • Intraoperative safety checklists
  • Crisis checklists (e.g. hyperthermia, hypotension, haemorrhage)
  • Troubleshooting guides for capnography waveforms, pulse waveforms and pulse oximetry

Cognitive aids are visual prompts or decision guides, such as checklists or algorithms, which aim to reduce human error in critical processes by providing a supportive scaffolding that ensures tasks are performed and communicated appropriately. Unlike protocols or standard operating procedures, cognitive aids can be applied while a task is being performed. This reduces reliance on memory alone to perform tasks safely and effectively, and allows individuals to concentrate on other cognitive tasks, such as problem-solving and decision-making, while reducing the risk of cognitive overload, forgetfulness, distraction, fatigue or stress compromising the success of the task. They are particularly useful for critical steps that may not be readily recalled in high-pressure situations.

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