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Can the standard configuration of a cardiac monitor lead to medical errors under a stress induction?

Dzisko M, Lewandowska A, Wudarska B. Can the standard configuration of a cardiac monitor lead to medical errors under a stress induction? Sensors (Basel). 2022;22(9). doi: 10.3390/s22093536

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July 27, 2022
Dzisko M, Lewandowska A, Wudarska B. Sensors (Basel). 2022;22(9):3536.

Interruptions and distractions in healthcare settings can inhibit safe care. This simulation study found that medical staff reaction time to changes in vital signs during stressful situations (telephone ringing, ambulance signal) was significantly slower than during non-stressful situations, which may increase the likelihood of medical errors.

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Dzisko M, Lewandowska A, Wudarska B. Can the standard configuration of a cardiac monitor lead to medical errors under a stress induction? Sensors (Basel). 2022;22(9). doi: 10.3390/s22093536

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