What Radiologists Can Learn From Fighter Pilots

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Abstract

Many principles of aviation safety have already been adopted into the field of health care. In this article, the author describes some of the core methodologies that contribute to the success of US Air Force fighter pilots and offers examples as to how these could be adapted to meet the challenges facing the practice of radiology. Key principles include “big picture” tactical training, the use of checklists, teamwork, safety, and performance improvement concepts. The need for cultural support of change is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)693-696
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aviation
  • checklists
  • Leadership
  • military
  • performance improvement
  • quality improvement
  • safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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