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1st Edition

Crew Resource Management Critical Essays

Edited By Eduardo Salas, Eleana Edens, Katherine A. Wilson Copyright 2009
    ISBN 9780754628293
    448 Pages
    Published May 28, 2009 by Routledge

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    Crew Resource Management (CRM) training was first introduced in the late 1970s as a means to combating an increased number of accidents in which poor teamwork in the cockpit was a significant contributing factor. Since then, CRM training has expanded beyond the cockpit, for example, to cabin crews, maintenance crews, health care teams, nuclear power teams, and offshore oil teams. Not only has CRM expanded across communities, it has also drawn from a host of theories from multiple disciplines and evolved through a number of generations. Furthermore, a host of methodologies and tools have been developed that have allowed the community to better study and measure its effect on team performance and ultimately safety. Lacking, however, is a forum in which researchers and practitioners alike can turn to in order to understand where CRM has come from and where it is going. This volume, part of the 'Critical Essays on Human Factors in Aviation' series, proposes to do just that by providing a selection of readings which depicts the past, present, and future of CRM research and training.

    Contents: Introduction; Part I History of Crew Resource Management: The Naval Safety Center's aircrew coordination training program, Robert A. Alkov; 18 years of the CRM wars: a report from headquarters, Daniel E. Maurino; The evolution of crew resource management training in commercial aviation, Robert L. Helmreich, Ashleigh C. Merritt and John A. Wilhelm; Crew resource management: a time for reflection, Daniel E. Maurino. Part II Theoretical Developments: Dyads and triads at 35,000 feet, H. Clayton Foushee; Why crew resource management? Empirical and theoretical bases of human factors in aviation, Robert L. Helmreich and H. Clayton Foushee; Training and research for teamwork in the military aircrew, Carolyn Prince and Eduardo Salas. Part III Methodological Tools and Developments: Cockpit management attitudes. Human factors, Robert L. Helmreich; LOFT: full mission simulation as crew resource management training, Roy E. Butler; A methodology for enhancing crew resource management training, Eduardo Salas, Carolyn Prince, Clint A. Bowers, Renée Stout, Randall L. Oser, and Janis A. Cannon-Bowers; System safety and threat and error management: the line operations safety audit (LOSA), Robert L. Helmreich, James R. Klinect and John A. Wilhelm; Methods used to evaluate the effectiveness of flightcrew CRM training in the UK aviation industry, Paul O'Connor, Rhona Flin, Georgina Fletcher and Peter Hemsley; Development of the NOTECHS (non-technical skills) system for assessing pilot's CRM skills, Rhona Flin, Lynn Martin, Klaus-Martin Goeters, Hans-Jürgen Hormann, René Amalberti, Claude Valot and Herman Nijhuis. Part IV Evaluation of CRM Training: Does CRM training improve teamwork skills in the cockpit? 2 evaluation studies, Eduardo Salas, Jennifer E. Fowlkes, Renée J. Stout, Dana M. Milanovich and Carolyn Prince; Team training in the skies: does crew resource management (CRM) training work?, Eduardo Salas, C. Shawn Burke, Clint A. Bowers and Katherine A. Wilson; Techniques used to evaluate crew resource management training: a literature review, Paul O'Connor, Rhona Flin and Georgina Fletcher; Does crew resource management training work? An update, extension, and some critical needs, Eduardo Salas, Katherine A. Wilson, C. Shawn Burke and Dennis C. Wightman. Part V Crew Resource Management: Beyond Aviation: Anesthesia crisis resource management training: teaching anethesiologists to handle critical incidents, Steven K. Howard, David M. Gaba, Kevin J. Fish, George Yang and Frank H. Sarnquist; Simulation-based training in anaesthesia crisis resource management (ACRM): a decade of experience, David M. Gaba, Steven K. Howard, Kevin J. Fish, Brian E. Smith and Yasser A. Sowb; 4 generations of maintenance resource management programs in the United States: an analysis of the past, present, and future, James C. Taylor and Manoj S. Patankar; Crew resource management training for offshore oil production teams, Paul O'Connor and Rhona Flin; Index.


    Eduardo Salas University of Central Florida, USA, Katherine A. Wilson, University of Central Florida, USA and Eleana Edens, Federal Aviation Administration, USA

    '...this collection of papers offers some interesting material on the role that CRM and its derivatives have played in aviation and other high-risk industries...' The Aerospace Professional

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