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
Date Published2018 Jun
KeywordsErgonomics, Humans, Intensive Care Units, Monitoring, Physiologic, Nursing Staff, Hospital, Patient Safety, User-Computer Interface

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.

Alternate JournalCrit Care Nurs Clin North Am
PubMed ID29724439