Nature and Causes of Human Errors in Intensive Care Unit
Added on -2019-09-19
This paper discusses the nature and causes of human errors in the intensive care unit. It highlights the importance of nurses in the ICU and the need for formal briefing procedures among staff members to reduce error rates. The findings suggest a clear difference between the nature of the tasks performed by the nurses and physicians. The paper also discusses the techniques that serve as great support for calibration and qualification of the error reports for the use of medical staff.
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Intensive medical care2A look into the nature and causes of human errors in the intensive care unitStrengths: The findings of the paper present a crucial importance to the paper in case of intensive medical care. In an intensive medical care it was seen that the nurses are involved in much more continuous monitoring of each and every patient as compared to the physicians. Theycan act like an active liaison and help the physicians in avoiding confusion gaps along with bridging information gaps. The findings suggests the important role of nurses in the intensive medical care. Further, they are seen to provide a suitable communication and exchange pattern enabling the patients and residents to gain from it. The findings suggested a clear difference between the nature of the tasks performed by the nurses and physicians. Their role have been successfully defined by placing the roles of nurses around the routine and repetitive activities whereas the activities of the physicians are comprised of the initiated as well as reactive interventions.Weakness: The issues in the study include the problems in the exchange of information. There were issues encountered in the verbal communications and only a few number of nurses and physicians were seen to confer with each other in the activities. It was seen that nurses were not included in the physicians’ rounds leading to errors in diurnal distribution especially in the morning houses. It was seen that approximately 1 hour delay was seen due to nurses and the possibility of errors increased during the shift change leading to further issues in the information exchange. The probability of errors increased during the information exchange in the emergency conditions. As the exchanges were misunderstood and misperceived most of the times. Thereforethere is need to establish formal briefing procedures among the staff member of the intensive medical care. Further the findings depicted the issues like complicated access to the patient’s and
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