Ascension Providence Hospital Crisis Resource Management

Crisis resource management developed from the aviation industry where it was discovered that many accidents were caused by human factors rather than mechanical failure.  Many of these errors mimic the errors that cause harm to our patients.  Training in Crisis Resource Management concentrates on non-technical skills such as communication and teamwork rather than the traditional hard skills associated with medical education.  Such training has demonstrated many positive outcomes for patients of a variety of specialties.  The operating room at the Center was designed with training such as this in mind.