Non-Technical and Cognitive Skills (NTCS) Self- Reflection and Faculty Evaluation Tools

This resource aids learners in reflecting upon their strengths and weaknesses, particularly regarding non-technical and cognitive skills. Additionally, a faculty version of the resource is provided to facilitate and stimulate faculty to focus on these important areas during debriefing sessions. The tools may be used following simulated or real clinical encounters. They focus on the important, but often overlooked, concepts of:

  • leadership,
  • teamwork,
  • communication,
  • resource utilization,
  • situation awareness, and
  • decision making.
They also incorporate cognitive errors, or thought process traps that occur despite adequate clinical knowledge and availability of information. Because the categories of non-technical and cognitive skills apply ubiquitously across medical specialties, these tools may be used by any discipline, but are particularly suited to acute critical care encounters.

Type Course
CME Available No
Cost Free

2011; Must be registered with MedEd Portal.

Date of Resource 2011

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Professional Development & Practice
    • 20:   Support client and community interests in accessing, or declining, social and health services and clinical research.
      • 20a:   Display initiative for lifelong learning.
      • 20b:   Recognize one's limitations and capabilities in the context of genetic counseling practice.
      • 20c:   Seek feedback and respond appropriately to performance critique.
      • 20d:   Demonstrate a scholarly approach to genetic counseling, including using available evidence-based principles in the preparation and execution of a genetic counseling encounter.
      • 20e:   Identify appropriate individual and/or group opportunities for ongoing personal supervision and mentorship.
      • 20f:   Accept responsible for one's physical and emo- tional health as it impacts on professional performance.
      • 20g:   Recognize and respect professional boundaries between clients, colleagues, and supervisors.