Medical training that draws on the lessons from aviation, particularly concepts in interpersonal communication and decision-making, can have a positive effect on patient safety.

Aviation-based team training at hospitals focuses on greater use of checklists, structured communication techniques, preoperative briefings, error reporting and simulator training. Physicians, nurses and other health professionals who take our training course will learn to identify and eliminate communication barriers and how best to confront mistakes and incompetence.

The training course focuses on errors in aviation, how they compare with medical errors, and how CRM techniques can help avoid them.