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Journal Article > Commentary
Dominiczak J, Khansa L. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44:366-371.
Commercial aviation continues to provide inspiration for innovations in health care safety. This commentary explores how aviation automation practices can guide tool development and data use in the intensive care unit. The authors suggest that building health information technology on human-centered design principles will reduce overreliance on health IT and support interoperability, situational awareness, and multifaceted data analysis.
Journal Article > Study
Romare C, Hass U, Skär L. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2018;45:66-71.
This qualitative study of intensive care nurses and physicians in Sweden assessed their perceptions of employing smart glasses for tasks like reviewing patient data and responding to alarms. Professionals were supportive overall, presuming the glasses would facilitate rather than decrease patient contact.
Journal Article > Review
Impact of commercial computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) on medication errors, length of stay, and mortality in intensive care units: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Prgomet M, Li L, Niazkhani Z, Georgiou A, Westbrook JI. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017;24:413-422.
While prior research has shown that computerized provider order entry and clinical decision support systems have the potential to improve patient safety, less is known about the impact of such systems in intensive care units. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, investigators found an 85% decrease in prescribing errors and a 12% reduction in ICU mortality rates in critical care units that converted from paper orders to commercially available computerized provider order entry systems.
Journal Article > Study
Medication-error reporting and pharmacy resident experience during implementation of computerized prescriber order entry.
Weant KA, Cook AM, Armitstead JA. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2007;64:526-530.
The investigators studied the type and number of medication errors before and after computerized prescriber order entry was implemented in an intensive care unit and found that medication errors increased initially.
Cases & Commentaries
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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.