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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine if interruptions affect the quality of work. BACKGROUND Interruptions are commonplace at home and in the office. Previous research in this area has traditionally involved time and errors as the primary measures of disruption. Little is known about the effect interruptions have on quality of work. METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a checklist for use during pediatric trauma resuscitation and test its effectiveness during simulated resuscitations. BACKGROUND Checklists have been used to support a wide range of complex medical activities and have effectively reduced errors and improved outcomes in different medical settings. Checklists have not been evaluated in(More)
Surface Trajectory-Based Operations (STBO) is a concept of operations for enhancing surface operations in the mid- and far-term by better managing surface traffic and airport resources to enable surface trajectory-based operations. STBO, which is expected to be implemented as part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), proposes the use(More)
Medication error is an issue that no hospital is immune from, leading to 7,000 deaths and 1.3 million patient injuries each year. The purpose of this study was to decrease the risk and occurrence of medication errors by analyzing the hospital pharmacy. Task analyses were performed and it was found that communication, expectation, and procedural issues were(More)
$PD]RQ ¶V0HFKDQLFDO7XUNLVDn online service that connects people all over the world who are willing to work for monetary compensation with companies and individuals who need simple tasks completed that are best done by humans. This paper examines the benefits and caveats from the use of Mechanical Turk as a platform to conduct an online usability test. Our(More)
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