The Illusion of Attention: How Did I Miss That?
Call it size-up, assessment or situational awareness; the ability to perceive and interpret information is critical for managing any emergency incident. But when does focused concentration turn into tunnel vision? Sometimes the training and experience that we rely on to do our job can make us perceive events very differently than they actually are, sometimes with negative results. Using a step-by-step approach, this program discusses how to develop the ability to better direct attention to critical cues without losing sight of additional information vital to the emergency.