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Nurses encounter a constant influx of information when caring for multiple patients, causing cognitive overload. This has an impact on their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing and can lead to errors that affect quality of care and patient safety.
Allie is a nurse in a busy trauma centre, managing a half dozen points of complexity when the call comes in – a young man has been struck by a car and is being brought in by ambulance.
Watch this video and see how unmitigated noise, alarm fatigue and distraction can lead to critical medical information being accidentally missed – setting a major mistake in motion.
Discover how you can develop communication strategies to help reduce cognitive overload – visit the Vocera Cognitive Overload hub