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Dissecting Cardiac Surgery - Elucidating Team Cognitive Processes
This study assessed cognitive involved in cardiac surgical procedures from the perspective of three different specialty groups: surgeons, anesthesiologists, and perfusionists. The 137 unique processes that were identified were classified as: decision points, critical communications, pitfalls, and strategies. Understanding these processes and the different perspectives each team member brings to the operation may help improve patient safety and outcomes.