Concerns about checklists

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By Don Parcher

April 9th, 2013

Here are some things to consider doing.
Some items may not be applicable to you.

This is interesting. I checked Wikipedia to see what it had to say about checklists and, after some paragraphs detailing the use and advantages of checklists, I found the following:

Excessive dependence of checklists may hinder performance when dealing with a time-critical situation, for example a medical emergency or an in-flight emergency. Checklists should not be used as a replacement for common sense. Intensive training including rote-learning of checklists can help integrate use of checklists with more adaptive and flexible problem solving techniques.

I agree.

Thanks for reading!