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Mary K. Goldstein, MD, MS ; February 2006
Failure to enter documentation of a DNR order causes a severely ill elderly man to be resuscitated against his wishes. Shortly thereafter, the patient's wife confirms his wishes, and within minutes, the patient dies.
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Dhillon NK, Francis SE, Tatum JM, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:1052-1053.
In this prospective study, researchers found that decreasing the number of computers on wheels during rounds in a single surgical intensive care unit was associated with a significant reduction in simultaneous conversations and improved ability to hear patient presentations. The authors conclude that participants may be more engaged during rounds when information is obtained from presentations rather than having the electronic medical record readily available on a computer.