How Accurate Is Information Transmitted to Medical Professionals Joining a Medical Emergency? A Simulator Study

  title={How Accurate Is Information Transmitted to Medical Professionals Joining a Medical Emergency? A Simulator Study},
  author={Yvonne Bogenst{\"a}tter and Franziska Tschan and Norbert K. Semmer and Martin Spychiger and Marc Breuer and Stephan Marsch},
  journal={Human factors},
  volume={51 2},
OBJECTIVE This study used a high-fidelity simulation to examine factors influencing the accuracy of 201 pieces of information transmitted to nurses and physicians joining a medical emergency situation. BACKGROUND Inaccurate or incomplete information transmission has been identified as a major problem in medicine. However, only a few studies have assessed possible causes of transmission errors. METHOD Each of 20 groups was composed of two or three nurses (first responders), one resident… CONTINUE READING

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