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Human Factor response to Boston globe article

In alarm fatigue, hospital, Patient Safety on February 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm

The Boston globe recently published sort of a lay person’s view of the issue of monitor fatigue. Some of the comments that follow by readers illustrate the classic mistake in approaching human error: to blame the human. There are a small number of posts that host some derogatory comments about nurses and their capability and commitment to patients. Over at the Human Factors Blog they have published a response to this article using, obviously a human factors lens.
Check it out here..False alarms in the hospital



To check out the Globe article click here: Part one Part two

Safetydog’s previous post on this topic with more references: Alarm fatigue

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