Understanding the cognitive work of nursing in the acute care environment.

@article{Potter2005UnderstandingTC,
  title={Understanding the cognitive work of nursing in the acute care environment.},
  author={Patricia Potter and Laurie D. Wolf and Stuart B. Boxerman and Deborah Grayson and Jennifer A. Sledge and Clay Dunagan and Bradley Evanoff},
  journal={The Journal of nursing administration},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 7-8},
  pages={327-35}
}
OBJECTIVE To combine human factors engineering techniques with qualitative observation of nurses in practice to analyze the nature of nurses' cognitive work and how environmental factors create disruptions that pose risks for medical errors. BACKGROUND Few researchers have examined the nature of nurses' cognitive work while in practice with patients. Researchers have described the broad range of thinking processes required in the acute care work setting, but have failed to examine how such… CONTINUE READING