Normalization of Deviance, Group-Think, Shortcuts, and Work-Arounds in the Operating Room

What habits or activites are we so accustomed to that we no longer realize that they aren’t safe? What shortcuts or work-arounds have we accepted as ‘normal’ even though they put our patients or ourselves at risk? In today’s article, David Gomez, CRNA, explains how the concept of highly reliable organizations applies to the operating room and explains how normalization of deviance, group-think, shortcuts, and work-arounds actually work against us in achieving our desired outcomes.


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