ANTS

A Behavioural Marker System for Rating Anaesthetists' Non-Technical Skills

This page contains reports, articles and materials for the ANTS system. This is being developed by the Industrial Psychology Research Centre and Department of Anaesthesia, University of Aberdeen in conjunction with The Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre.

The first phase of development was funded by NHS Education Scotland.

Resources:

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See also ANTS-AP for Anaesthetic Assistants.

Progress Reports

Workpackage 1 Report
Review of Human Factors Research in Anaesthesia
Download pdf article (898 kb)

Workpackage 2 Report
Review of Behavioural Marker Systems in Anaesthesia
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Workpackage 3 Report
Interview Study to Identify Anaesthetists' Non-Technical Skills
Download pdf report (645 kb)

Workpackage 4 Report
Review of Incident Data
Pdf report unavailable - confidential

Workpackage 5 Report
Development of a Prototype Behavioural Marker System for Anaesthetists Non-Technical Skills (ANTS)
Download pdf report (565 kb)

Workpackage 6 Report
Preliminary Evaluation of the Prototype Behavioural Marker System for Anaesthetists' Non-Technical Skills (ANTS)
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Workpackage 7 Report - Experimental Report
Evaluation of the prototype Anaesthetists' Non-Technical Skills (ANTS) Behavioural Marker System
Download pdf report (1.6 mb)

Articles

Fletcher, G., Flin, R., McGeorge, P., Glavin, R., Maran, N. & Patey, R. (2003). Anaesthetists' Non-Technical Skills (ANTS): Evaluation of a behavioural marker system. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 90, 580-588. Download pdf article (229 kb)

Fletcher, G., Flin, R., McGeorge, P., Glavin, R., Maran, N., & Patey, R. (2004). Rating non-technical skills: Developing a behavioural marker system for use in anaesthesia. Cognition, Technology & Work, 6, 165-171. Download pdf article (184 kb)

Fletcher, G., McGeorge, P., Flin, R., Glavin, R., & Maran, N. (2002). The role of non-technical skills in anaesthesia: A review of current literature. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 88 (3), 418-429. Download pdf article (125 kb)

Flin, R., Fletcher, G., McGeorge, P., Sutherland, A. & Patey, R. (2003). Anaesthetists' attitudes to teamwork and safety. Anaesthesia, 58, 233-242. Download pdf article (118 kb)

Conference Papers

Flin, R., Fletcher, G., McGeorge, P., Glavin, R., Maran, N. & Patey, R. (2003). Rating Anaesthetists' Non-Technical Skills - The ANTS system. Proceedings of the 47th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference. October 13-17, 2003. Denver, Colorado. Download pdf article (172 kb)

Email: r.flin@abdn.ac.uk

PROJECT CONTACTS

Dr Ronnie Glavin or Dr Nikki Maran
Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre
Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Tel: 01324-567412
simulator@scsc.co.uk

Dr Rona Patey
Department of Anaesthesia
University of Aberdeen
Tel: 01224-553237
r.patey@nhs.net

Professor Rhona Flin
Industrial Psychology Research Centre
University of Aberdeen
Tel: 01224-273210
r.flin@abdn.ac.uk