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In this episode, we speak with George Tewfik, an anesthesiologist, about the importance of recognizing and addressing knowledge gaps in anesthesia residents. George discusses how new residents may arrive with a sense of false confidence that can quickly become a liability, and how educators must earn the trust of their trainees to ensure patient safety. He shares strategies for promoting open communication and collaboration within the team, and emphasizes the importance of recognizing limitations and seeking help when needed. George also discusses how educational institutions and residency programs can better prepare trainees for independent practice by stressing the importance of patient safety and continuing education.
George Tewfik is an anesthesiologist.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “Earning trust in anesthesia: How recognizing limitations can improve patient safety.”
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