Reducing emergency department charting and ordering errors with a room number watermark on the electronic medical record display.
Yamamoto LG. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014;73:322-328.
This survey found that physicians chart or write orders in the wrong patient's electronic health record 1.3% of the time, with significant errors for nurses and clinical assistants as well. Respondents believed that a simple solution such as a prominent room number watermark on the screen would prevent such errors, reinforcing the need to be able to augment electronic health record interfaces to improve safety.
The nature and occurrence of registration errors in the emergency department.
Hakimzada AF, Green RA, Sayan OR, Zhang J, Patel VL. Int J Med Inform. 2008;77:169-175.
Medication errors among acutely ill and injured children treated in rural emergency departments.
Marcin JP, Dharmar M, Cho M, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2007;50:361-367.e1-2.
Pediatric patient safety in the prehospital/emergency department setting.
Barata IA, Benjamin LS, Mace SE, Herman MI, Goldman RD. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007;23:412-418.
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