The Ames Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) publishes a monthly safety bulletin entitled Callback which comes from NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS). While this newsletter deals in large measure with human factors in aviation safety, it is often relevant to the practice of anesthesiology.
A recent issue, for example, dealt with the “standard dilemma of how much rope to allow a student before instructor intervention to alleviate the student’s risk of hanging himself?” This is a perennial problem which any anesthesiologist or CRNA working in a teaching hospital has experienced. This bulletin as well as other ASRS in-depth studies of ergonomic consideration in safety are available free upon request from:
Office of the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System
P.O. Box 189
Moffett Field, CA 94035