Beyond monitoring: distributed situation awareness in anaesthesia

Situation awareness (SA) is one of the essential non-technical skills for effective and safe practice in high-risk industries, such as healthcare; yet, there is limited research of
its significance in anaesthetic practice. This paper,  reviews this scant research that focuses on SA as patient monitoring alone and advocates for a more comprehensive view
of SA in anaesthetic practice and training that extends beyond monitoring, namely, a distributed cognition approach.