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Improving safety in the operating room: medication icon labels increase visibility and discrimination.

Lusk C, Catchpole K, Neyens DM, et al. Improving safety in the operating room: medication icon labels increase visibility and discrimination. Appl Ergon. 2022;104:103831. 10.1016/j.apergo.2022.103831  

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November 2, 2022
Lusk C, Catchpole K, Neyens DM, et al. Appl Ergon. 2022;104:103831.

Tall Man lettering and color-coding of medication syringes provide visual cues to decrease medication ordering and administration errors. In this study, an icon was added to the standard medication label; participants were asked to identify four medications, with and without the icon, from pre-defined distances. Participants correctly identified the medications with icons slightly more often.

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Lusk C, Catchpole K, Neyens DM, et al. Improving safety in the operating room: medication icon labels increase visibility and discrimination. Appl Ergon. 2022;104:103831. 10.1016/j.apergo.2022.103831  

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