Task Complexity in Emergency Medical Care and Its Implications for Team Coordination

  title={Task Complexity in Emergency Medical Care and Its Implications for Team Coordination},
  author={Yan Xiao and William A. Hunter and Colin F. Mackenzie and Nicolas J. Jefferies and Richard L. Horst},
  journal={Human factors},
  volume={38 4},
To elicit components of task complexity in emergency medical care, a study was conducted to contrast one medical procedure with two levels of task urgency in trauma patient resuscitation. Videotapes of actual resuscitation were reviewed to extract task characteristics of the procedure. Two levels of urgency were compared in the following areas: patient status, technical difficulty of tasks, the amount of available patient monitoring information, and the pace of work. Four components of task… CONTINUE READING

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