Human Factors and Decision Support in Trauma Resuscitation and ongoing care


During resuscitation, decisions are made frequently in a stressful and challenging environment. Understanding how human factors affect decision-making will help clinicians make better decisions and perform optimally in trauma management. Research into the contributing human factors of decision-making performance and the tools to reduce human errors are explored.

Key Publications

Trauma Resuscitation Errors and Computer-Assisted Decision Support

Arch Surg 2011; 146(2):218-225.

Fitzgerald M, Cameron P, Mackenzie C, Farrow N, Scicluna P, Gocentas R, Bystrzycki A, Lee G, O’Reilly G, Andrianopoulos N, Dziukas L, Cooper DJ, Silvers A, Mori A, Smith S, Xiao Y, Stub D, McDermott FT, Rosenfeld JV

Video as a Tool for improving Tracheal Intubation Tasks for Emergency Medical and Trauma Care

AnnEmMed.2007Oct;50(4):436-442. DOI:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2007.06.487

Mackenzie CF, Xiao Y, Hu FM, Seagull J, Fitzgerald M

The Need for Casualty Care Decision Support in Civilian and Defense Sectors

Procedia Engineering 188:301-308, December 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.488

Nabil Chowdury, Peter Finnegan, Mark Christopher Fitzgerald, Wing Kong Chiu

Decision support capabilities of telemedicine in emergency prehospital care: a systematic review

JMIR Preprints. 29/03/2020:18959; DOI: 10.2196/preprints.18959

Kim Y, Groombridge C, Romero L, Clare S, Fitzgerald MC

Stress and decision-making in resuscitation: A systematic review

Resuscitation, 2019 Nov; 144:115-122.

Chris J Groombridge, Yesul Kim, Amit Maini, de Villiers Smit, Mark C Fitzgerald

AIIMS (submitted)