The good news: in ruminants, we get diagnoses right greater than 80% of the time. How can we get even better and what factors play a role in our decision-making ability at any given moment? In addition to the direct negative effects of medical errors, the anticipation or reflection on errors can be detrimental to our mental and physical health. Using real-life cases, I will discuss biases, decision fatigue, affect regulation, and other internal and external factors that impact all of us each day. Most importantly, I will present practical techniques and interventions that we can implement to optimize our diagnostic effectiveness and our own comfort and enjoyment in practice.
CE Credit Hours for Completion: 1 (RACE approved)