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UP.PT - Faculty of Medicine

Non-Technical Skills in Anesthesiology

Non-technical skills are fundamental to the safe practice of anaesthesiology. In this course students will be able to identify specific non-technical skills using the ANTS framework. Understand the usefulness of the tool to analyse aspects of performance in their daily clinical practice.

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Understand basic concepts about patient safety culture
Recognize the importance of non-technical skills in the management of critical events in the perioperative period
Enhance situational awareness, being aware of the surrounding environment and key elements (patient, team, time of action, monitoring, equipment, among others), understanding and anticipating potential critical situations
Promote teamwork by managing resources and organizing tasks by objectives and priorities
Use effective communication strategies, resolving communicational conflicts
Use all available information for appropriate and objective decision-making.
Understand the importance of debriefing as a means of reflection on the events that have occurred, using it as a strategy to improve future performance.

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Faculty of Medicine
Type of Course
Continuing Training Unit
27 Hours / 1.0 ECTS

All the information presented relates to 2023/2024