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Resistance to change

This article discusses the phenomenon of resistance to change and looks specifically at the barriers to the widespread use of TIVA.

Resistance to change

  • Change around us is continuous and in modern medicine the pace of advancement is rapid
  • It is human nature to reject change
  • To embrace change, it is necessary to leave our comfort zone
    • Acquire knowledge and skillset
    • Maintain experience and competency in TIVA
  • Individuals have different responses to change
    • Support
    • Indifferent
    • Passive
    • Participate
  • Various methods can be implemented to facilitate change to cater for this diversity

If it ain’t broke why fix it

  • Changes in healthcare practice are welcomed if they
    • Improve quality
    • Enhance safety or patient outcomes
    • Economical benefit: cost-saving or cost-neutral
  • TIVA is worthwhile and relevant
  • We must grasp the opportunity to
    • Improve the quality of care to our patients
    • Adopt a more environmentally friendly style of anaesthesia
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Introduction to Using Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA)

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