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Human factors analysis of latent safety threats in a pediatric critical care unit.

Trbovich PL, Tomasi JN, Kolodzey L, et al. Human factors analysis of latent safety threats in a pediatric critical care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022;23(3):151-159. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002832

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May 18, 2022
Trbovich PL, Tomasi JN, Kolodzey L, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022;23(3):151-159.
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Intensive care units (ICU) are high-risk environments. Based on direct observations, these researchers identified 226 latent safety threats affecting routine care activities in pediatric ICUs. Findings indicate that threats persist regardless of whether individuals comply with or deviate from policies and protocols, suggesting the need for targeted interventions beyond reinforcing compliance.

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Trbovich PL, Tomasi JN, Kolodzey L, et al. Human factors analysis of latent safety threats in a pediatric critical care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022;23(3):151-159. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002832

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