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Effects of tall man lettering on the visual behaviour of critical care nurses while identifying syringe drug labels: a randomised in situ simulation.

Lohmeyer Q, Schiess C, Wendel Garcia PD, et al. Effects of tall man lettering on the visual behaviour of critical care nurses while identifying syringe drug labels: a randomised in situ simulation. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Mar 8. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014438

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April 20, 2022
Lohmeyer Q, Schiess C, Wendel Garcia PD, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;Epub Mar 8.

Tall Man lettering (TML) is a recommended strategy to reduce look-alike or sound-alike medication errors. This simulation study used eye tracking to investigate how of ‘tall man lettering’ impacts medication administration tasks. The researchers found that TML of prelabeled syringes led to a significant decrease in misidentified syringes and improved visual attention.

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Lohmeyer Q, Schiess C, Wendel Garcia PD, et al. Effects of tall man lettering on the visual behaviour of critical care nurses while identifying syringe drug labels: a randomised in situ simulation. BMJ Qual Saf. Epub 2022 Mar 8. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-014438