Patient identification errors are common in a simulated setting.

@article{Henneman2010PatientIE,
  title={Patient identification errors are common in a simulated setting.},
  author={Philip L. Henneman and Donald L. Fisher and Elizabeth A. Henneman and Tuan Anh Pham and Megan M Campbell and Brian H Nathanson},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={503-9}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We evaluate the frequency and accuracy of health care workers verifying patient identity before performing common tasks. METHODS The study included prospective, simulated patient scenarios with an eye-tracking device that showed where the health care workers looked. Simulations involved nurses administering an intravenous medication, technicians labeling a blood specimen, and clerks applying an identity band. Participants were asked to perform their assigned task on 3… CONTINUE READING

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