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Lack of understanding of situational awareness on the part of report writers

 

Situation

"Lack of situational awareness. Lack of escalation. Failure to take appropriate action at various times."

Commentary

This report statement is indicative of some attitudes to situational awareness, with situational awareness being buried into a series of nonspecific and vague causes. In several reports, there was a tendency to ‘add-on’ situational awareness as a problem, this time in the context of interpreting a CTG correctly but failing to inform the medical team.