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Journal Article

Reducing treatment errors through point-of-care glucometer configuration.

Estock JL, Pham I-T, Curinga HK, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2018;44:683-694.

Hypoglycemia can lead to catastrophic adverse events if not acted upon quickly. Researchers tested an easier-to-read display for a glucometer commonly used in hospitals. This human factors engineering approach enabled nurses in simulations to more accurately interpret and respond to low blood sugar readings.