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Inattentional blindness and failures to rescue the deteriorating patient in critical care, emergency and perioperative settings: four case scenarios.

Jones A, Johnstone M-J. Inattentional blindness and failures to rescue the deteriorating patient in critical care, emergency and perioperative settings: Four case scenarios. Aust Crit Care. 2017;30(4)(4):219-223. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2016.09.005.

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December 7, 2016
Jones A, Johnstone M-J. Aust Crit Care. 2017;30(4):219-223.

This qualitative study combined the narratives of various critical care nurses into four representative scenarios demonstrating failure to recognize clinically deteriorating patients. The authors describe inattentional blindness, a concept in which individuals in high-complexity environments can miss an important event because of competing attentional tasks, as a key factor in these failure-to-rescue events.

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Jones A, Johnstone M-J. Inattentional blindness and failures to rescue the deteriorating patient in critical care, emergency and perioperative settings: Four case scenarios. Aust Crit Care. 2017;30(4)(4):219-223. doi:10.1016/j.aucc.2016.09.005.