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Table 1 Overview of CTA parts, steps, and methods applied

From: Stepwise development of a simulation environment for operating room teams: the example of vertebroplasty

Cognitive task analysis

CTA parts

Knowledge elicitation

Knowledge representation


Step I

Step II

Step III

Step IV

Step V

What was done? (Aims)

Collect preliminary knowledge

Identify knowledge representations

Apply focused knowledge elicitation methods

Analyze and verify data acquired

Format results for the intended application

How was it done? (Methods)

Procedure descriptions, case reports, and video tapes

Identify key contents of the medical procedure

OR observations and expert interviews

Evaluation of observations and interviews and establish consensus

Format data and create tables