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A Talk by Chris Nickson

All Doctors Are Jackasses


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WHAT DO I MEAN ?

BLINDSPOT BIAS

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What? Me.. A Jackass?

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The dual process model

From: Croskerry P. Healthc Q. 2009 PMID: 19667765.

PATIENT PRESENTATION

Pattern PROCESSOR
recognised NOT recognised

SYSTEM ONE

SYSTEM TWO

Reason? Probability? WTF?!

SYSTEM ONE
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Captain Kirk is in charge? Thats illogical!

SYSTEM TWO
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How they interact

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COGN ITVE MISE R

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RELEGAT I ON

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OVER RIDE

Dont forget AAA!

Loin pain + haematuria = RENAL COLIC

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Thats not a good idea Jim..

Set phasers on STUN!


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Off to work we go..

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Is the Wells Score 0 or +3?

ENTER THE COGNITIVE MINEFIELD

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Not too tight OUCH!

MEET THE PATIENT

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Im starving!

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Could it be acute coronary syndrome?

Perhaps if the D-dimer is negative

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I said NO CHEESE!

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Im NOT laughing My chest HURTS!

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hNp://lifeinthefastlane.com/ecg-library/anterior-stemi/

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CABG then OFF WE GO TO THE ICU

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What were they thinking?

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Over-attachment to a particular diagnosis

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Anchoring confirmation bias premature closure

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Failure to consider alternative diagnoses

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SEARCH SATISFICING SUTTONs slip

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Inheriting someone elses thinking

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DIAGNOSTIC MOMENTUM FRAMING EFFECT

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prevalence perception or estimation

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AVAILABILITY BIAS BASE RATE NEGLECT

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patient characteristics or presentation context

NEGATIVE STEREOTYPING TRIAGE CUEING

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physician affect, personality or decision style

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UNDERCONFIDENCE VISCERAL BIAS

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Only a JACKASS would do that job!

UNUSUAL DEMANDS

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A PERFECT STORM

Being a Jackass aint so bad At least Im not a doctor!

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Can we think better ?

HOW we CAN think better

Metacognition

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USE cognitive checkpoints

REDUCE Cognitive load

Turn experience into expertise

think critically

OPTIMISE work conditions

look after yourself

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FINALLY What you need to do now

Think Learn Talk Do

The End!

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