Nurse-Technology Interactions and Patient Safety.

TitleNurse-Technology Interactions and Patient Safety.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsRuppel H, Funk M
JournalCrit Care Nurs Clin North Am
Volume30
Issue2
Pagination203-213
Date Published2018 Jun
ISSN1558-3481
KeywordsErgonomics, Humans, Intensive Care Units, Monitoring, Physiologic, Nursing Staff, Hospital, Patient Safety, User-Computer Interface
Abstract

Nurses are the end-users of most technology in intensive care units, and the ways in which they interact with technology affect quality of care and patient safety. Nurses' interactions include the processes of ensuring proper input of data into the technology as well as extracting and interpreting the output (clinical data, technical data, alarms). Current challenges in nurse-technology interactions for physiologic monitoring include issues regarding alarm management, workflow interruptions, and monitor surveillance. Patient safety concepts, like high reliability organizations and human factors, can advance efforts to enhance nurse-technology interactions.

DOI10.1016/j.cnc.2018.02.003
Alternate JournalCrit Care Nurs Clin North Am
PubMed ID29724439