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Module 5: Situation Monitoring

Situation monitoring is a way for team members to be aware of what is going on around them. This module discusses the continuous process of situation monitoring, how situation monitoring affects team performance, and looks at the STEP tool to help monitor critical elements of a situation and the overall environment. This module also explores the conditions that undermine situation awareness and the importance of a shared mental model.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss how situation monitoring affects team processes and outcomes
  • List components of the STEP mnemonic
  • Explain situation awareness and identify undermining conditions
  • Define a shared mental model and how it is cultivated within a team 
Available for download in this module is the slide deck, instructors guide, exercise sheet, and implementation worksheet. 

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