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10.46 Situational Awareness
10.46.2 Define situational awareness.
Situational awareness is the ability to perceive, comprehend, and predict the current and future state of the environment around us.
It involves being aware of our surroundings, the people and objects within them, and the potential hazards or risks that may be present.
Situational awareness is critical in a variety of contexts, including aviation, military operations, emergency response, and everyday life.
It can help us make informed decisions, avoid hazards, and respond effectively to changing situations.
Situational awareness involves not only observing our environment but also processing and interpreting the information we receive, anticipating potential changes or risks, and making decisions based on that information.
It is a skill that can be developed through training and practice, and it is essential for effective decision-making in complex and dynamic environments.
10.46.4 Describe strategies to maintain and enhance situational awareness.
Maintaining and enhancing situational awareness is critical in a variety of contexts, including aviation, military operations, emergency response, and everyday life.