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- Quality Improvement Strategies 2
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Search results for "Cognitive Errors ("Mistakes")"
- Cognitive Errors ("Mistakes")
- Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation
Perspectives on Safety > Interview
Patient Safety in Emergency Medicine, June 2010
Pat Croskerry, MD, PhD, is a professor in emergency medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Trained as an experimental psychologist, Dr. Croskerry went on to become an emergency medicine physician, and found himself surprised by the relatively scant amount of attention given to cognitive errors. He has gone on to become one of the world's foremost experts in safety in emergency medicine and in diagnostic errors. We spoke to him about both.
Cases & Commentaries
- Spotlight Case
- Web M&M
F. Daniel Duffy, MD; Christine K. Cassel, MD; October 2007
Following surgery, a woman on a patient-controlled analgesia pump is found to be lethargic and incoherent, with a low respiratory rate. The nurse contacted the attending physician, who dismisses the patient's symptoms and chastises the nurse for the late call.
Journal Article > Study
Wertz AT, Ronda JM, Czeisler CA, Wright KP Jr. JAMA. 2006;295:163-164.
This research letter reports on sleep inertia and how it can affect cognitive performance for individuals abruptly awoken and immediately required to make decisions.
Revill J. The Observer. May 15, 2005.
This article describes how reduced work hours for physicians in the United Kingdom may be leaving hospitals understaffed at night. Some junior doctors report being asked to perform duties for which they have not been trained.