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Work systems analysis of sterile processing: decontamination
Background Few studies have explored the work of sterile processing departments (SPD) from a systems perspective. Effective decontamination is critical for removing organic matter and reducingExpand
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Industrial Conceptualization of Health Care Versus the Naturalistic Decision-Making Paradigm: Work as Imagined Versus Work as Done
Quality and safety concerns in health care over the past 20 years precipitated the need to move beyond the traditional view of health care as an artisanal process toward a sociotechnical systems viewExpand
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A Work Systems Analysis of Sterile Processing: Sterilization and Case Cart Preparation.
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Achieving reliable instrument reprocessing requires finding the right balance among cost, productivity, and safety. Expand
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An Empirical Study Investigating the Effectiveness of Integrating Virtual Reality-based Case Studies into an Online Asynchronous Learning Environment
Widespread use of the Web and other Internet technologies in higher education has exploded in the last decade. Technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) has the potential to improve learning outcomesExpand
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An Investigation of the Factors that Predict an Internet User's Perception of Anonymity on the Web
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The growth of the Internet as a means of communication has sparked a need for researchers to investigate the issues surrounding different social behaviors associated with Internet use. Expand
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Work systems analysis of sterile processing: assembly
Background Sterile processing departments (SPDs) play a crucial role in surgical safety and efficiency. SPDs clean instruments to remove contaminants (decontamination), inspect and reorganiseExpand
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A Pilot Trial of Online Simulation Training for Ebola Response Education.
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This article describes a pilot trial of an internet-distributable online software package that provides course materials and built-in evaluation tools to train healthcare workers in Ebola response to prepare healthcare workers to safely function as a measurable, high-reliability team in an Ebola simulated environment. Expand
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Comparing learning outcomes in physical and simulated learning environments
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We investigated how learning to construct electrical circuits using a 2D simulation, a 3D simulation or a physical breadboard impacted learning outcomes. Expand
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Learning in simulated environments: An assessment of 4-week retention outcomes.
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Learning to construct an electrical circuit using a 2D or 3D breadboard simulation could achieve comparable learning, transfer, and retention outcomes to those who learned using a physical breadboard. Expand
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