Effect of automatic record keeping on vigilance and record keeping time.

@article{Allard1995EffectOA,
  title={Effect of automatic record keeping on vigilance and record keeping time.},
  author={Jacques Allard and Roger Dzwonczyk and D O Yablok and Frank E. Block and John S. McDonald},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1995},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={619-26}
}
We have evaluated the effect of an automatic anaesthesia record keeper (AARK) on record keeping time and vigilance. With informed patient consent and institutional approval, we videotaped the attending anaesthetist and his/her immediate surroundings during 66 surgical procedures. Thirty-seven cases were charted manually and the remaining 29 were charted with a commercially available AARK. In order to evaluate vigilance, a physician examiner entered the operating room unannounced once during 33… CONTINUE READING

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