Jan 19, 2020
In this episode of the Mastering Intensive Care podcast we replay a previous episode which featured Martin Bromiley (broadcast originally as episode 21).
Martin is an airline captain, whose wife Elaine Bromiley sadly died in tragic circumstances, the story of which he describes here and is also documented in the video “Just a routine operation”. Martin used his experience in human factors to found and now lead the Clinical Human Factors Group, the charity working to make healthcare safer, by combining the efforts of academics, clinicians, leaders and policy makers. His work is widely recognised and his many awards include an Order of the British Empire (OBE), the Royal College of Anaesthetists Medal and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
In this replayed interview from 2017, Martin tells Elaine’s sorry story, describes how he dealt with it, and the support he received, before going on describe his work and the founding of the Clinical Human Factors Group, what he thinks is required to improve safety in healthcare, what healthcare can and cannot learn from aviation, the importance of honesty about errors, the 3 key lessons in human factors for clinicians, how he uses mental rehearsal in his role as an airline pilot, and a final important tip about listening.
I invite you to listen to this replay episode with Martin Bromiley.
About the Mastering Intensive Care podcast: The podcast is aimed to inspire and empower you to bring your best self to the intensive care unit, through conversations with thought-provoking guests. The hope is you’ll glean insights to move you closer towards being the best and most human healthcare professionals you can be, so you can make the most valuable contribution to your patient’s lives.
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