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Automation failures and patient safety.

Ruskin KJ, Ruskin AC, O'Connor M. Automation failures and patient safety. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2020;33(6):788-792. doi: 10.1097/aco.0000000000000935.

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December 2, 2020
Ruskin KJ, Ruskin AC, O’Connor M. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2020;33(6):788-792.

Task automation in medicine is a core safety tactic that can also create new opportunities for error. This review examines automation failures in anesthesiology. The authors suggest that competency training and demonstration should be embraced to ensure safe use of automated medical equipment such as infusion pumps and electronic health records.   

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Ruskin KJ, Ruskin AC, O'Connor M. Automation failures and patient safety. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2020;33(6):788-792. doi: 10.1097/aco.0000000000000935.