Status boards in emergency departments

Support for shared cognition

R. Wears*, S. Perry, E. Salas, S. Burke

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Emergency department workers use status boards as tools for managing their complex work. These tools have been spontaneously developed by the workers themselves, not inserted into the workplace by management. Status board support memory, planning, synchronous and asynchronous communication, and thereby contribute to shared cognition and coordination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure - Proceedings of the International Conference HEPS 2005
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
Pages273-277
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure, HEPS 2005 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 30 Mar 20052 Apr 2005

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure, HEPS 2005
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period30/03/052/04/05

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    Wears, R., Perry, S., Salas, E., & Burke, S. (2005). Status boards in emergency departments: Support for shared cognition. In Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure - Proceedings of the International Conference HEPS 2005 (pp. 273-277). Leiden, The Netherlands.