As anyone who has spent time in the ED can attest, emergency physicians are faced with a constant stream of decisions to make. In order to help navigate this challenging milieu of constant decision making, experienced emergency physicians rely on cognitive shortcuts. This post highlights the cognitive biases that creep into medical decision making and cognitive shortcuts, and how to prevent those biases from negatively impacting patient care.
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Smartphone application use during cardiac arrest has the potential to provide what is termed cognitive offloading which is necessary for optimal care in medical emergencies. We review 3 applications here that may be useful for your next code.