Dr. Wung is addressing an important component of critical care nursing: the role of technology in patient care. She has assembled top authors to provide current clinical information in the following areas: Sensory overload and technology in critical care; Alarm fatigue; Nurse-technology Interactions; Safety steps to prevent Infusion errors; Product design and medical devices for nurses ; Technologies to assess physiologic parameters (hemodynamics/cardio output); Technologies to support hemodynamics (e.g., balloon pump. ECMO, etc); Interactive computer programs for application of critical thinking skills; Information technology Electronic health records (EHR); Real-time detection of clinical care deviations in ICU; Medication safety technology; and eICU/iCARE. Readers will come away with the updates they need to improve patient outcomes.
Preface: Human Factors and Technology in the ICU Sensory Overload and Technology in Critical Care Critical Care Nurses' Cognitive Ergonomics Related to Medical Device Alarms Nurse-Technology Interactions and Patient Safety Intravenous Smart Pumps: Usability Issues, Intravenous Medication Administration Error, and Patient Safety Human Factors in Medical Device Design: Methods, Principles, and Guidelines Informatics Solutions for Application of Decision-Making Skills Advocating for Greater Usability in Clinical Technologies: The Role of the Practicing Nurse Work System Barriers and Strategies Reported by Tele-Intensive Care Unit Nurses: A Case Study Advancing Continuous Predictive Analytics Monitoring: Moving from Implementation to Clinical Action in a Learning Health System Telemedicine in the Intensive Care Unit: Improved Access to Care at What Cost? Using Heuristic Evaluation to Improve Sepsis Alert Usability