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  • 1.  Impact of distractions and interruptions on errors - a commentary

    Posted 08-20-2021 12:30
    A very interesting commentary by Jonathan Sherbino and Geoff Norman in the latest issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine:

    Task Switching, Multitasking, and Errors: A Psychologic Perspective on the Impact of Interruptions

    David L Meyers, MD, MBe, FACEP
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  • 2.  RE: Impact of distractions and interruptions on errors - a commentary

    Posted 08-20-2021 12:45
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    Thanks, David!  This paper is fascinating.  I do think that there is a significant impact of distractions/interruptions, which goes well beyond the moment and the loss of time.  Dr. Janet Neuze and colleagues did a similar study for radiologists some years ago, which was presented at SIDM.

     

    Mike




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  • 3.  RE: Impact of distractions and interruptions on errors - a commentary

    Posted 08-23-2021 14:31
    Thank you for sharing this paper. 

    This has been an active area of research for nursing as this has been shown to lead to medication administration errors and "missed care." I am thrilled to see see this paper and attention to how distractions and interruptions influence diagnostic error. 

    Marge

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    Marge Benham-Hutchins RN, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Chair, Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
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