Assessment of workload using NASA Task Load Index in perianesthesia nursing.

  title={Assessment of workload using NASA Task Load Index in perianesthesia nursing.},
  author={Gloria Q Young and Lyubov Zavelina and Vallire D. Hooper},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  volume={23 2},
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), as many as 44,000 to 98,000 people in the United States die in hospitals every year due to medical errors. Multiple physiological and psychological factors can impact the health care provider's attention span, making medical errors more likely. Some of these factors include increased workload, fatigue, cognitive overload, ineffective interpersonal communications, and faulty information processing. Postanesthesia nurses, responsible for providing… CONTINUE READING
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