A DEEDS approach to understanding anaesthetists' cognitive skills

Evie Fioratou

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Abstract

In this presentation, I will explore the role of cognitive skills in anaesthesia from a DEEDS approach, a philosophical and empirical coalition in cognitive science comprising the Dynamical, Embodied, Extended, Distributed, and Situated approaches to knowledge and cognition. This approach places an emphasis on the interaction between kasyna brain, body, and the surrounding social and material world. In the case of anaesthesia, I will argue for the importance of studying the dynamic interaction between the anaesthetist, the surgeon, the patient, and all the external resources in the OR environment (e.g., monitors, charts) in order to understand the implications of such dynamic an interaction on cognitive skills. Furthermore, the development of cognitive skills in anaesthesia training will also be considered from a DEEDS perspective, in which “scaffolding”, embodied, and emergent experiences play crucial roles. The practical relevance for applications to simulation training will thus be outlined as well as some suggestions for future work.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2008
EventThe 1st North British Patient Safety Research Symposium - Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 May 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceThe 1st North British Patient Safety Research Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLancaster
Period8/05/08 → …

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    Fioratou, E. (2008). A DEEDS approach to understanding anaesthetists' cognitive skills. Abstract from The 1st North British Patient Safety Research Symposium, Lancaster, United Kingdom. http://www.lpsru.org.uk/resources/news-and-events/40-events/85-patient-safety-research-sumposium-proceedings.html