Introduction: Both technical skills (TS) and non-technical skills (NTS) are indicators to ensuring the patient safety during critical care practice and effective crisis resource management (CRM). These skills are usually assessed and taught individually. Objectives: To assess the relationship between the TS and NTS in CRM. Method: Extended literature review using electronic data bases such Google Scholar, Pubmed and Medline via Ovid databases. Results: The TS and NTS were significantly correlated. Conclusion: The TS and NTS should be treated as relevant factors to achieve an efficient CRM practice. Therefore, both TS and NTS are not independent of each other in intraoperative crisis management. More studies needed to evaluate the influence of NTS on the performance of TS.
Ahmed Abdulmohsen Almutairi