A Life in Patient Safety: A Conversation with Professor Jeff Cooper

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 Jeff Cooper, Executive Director of CMS. was recently interviewed  for the  ANZCA Bulletin (Austalian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists). The first installment of  the interview entitled, “A Life in Patient Safety: A conversation with Professor Jeff Cooper”, appeared in the June 2010 edition of the Bulletin. In this part, Dr. Cooper discusses his background and how he became involved in patient safety.  In the second part, which will appear in the September edition,  Dr. Cooper talks about the achievements in patient safety made so far, and outlines his thoughts on the work that still needs to be done. The interview was conducted by Dr Cate McIntosh, Director of Simulation at the Hunter New England Skills and Simulation Centre, and Consultant Anaesthetist in the Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle Australia.

The first installment of the interview appears below: