Technology in the ICU, An Issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323583954, 9780323583961

Technology in the ICU, An Issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, Volume 30-2

1st Edition

Author: Shu-Fen Wung
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323583954
eBook ISBN: 9780323583961
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 11th May 2018

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Table of Contents

Preface: Human Factors and Technology in the ICU

Sensory Overload and Technology in Critical Care

Critical Care Nurses’ Cognitive Ergonomics Related to Medical Device Alarms

Nurse-Technology Interactions and Patient Safety

Intravenous Smart Pumps: Usability Issues, Intravenous Medication Administration Error, and Patient Safety

Human Factors in Medical Device Design: Methods, Principles, and Guidelines

Informatics Solutions for Application of Decision-Making Skills

Advocating for Greater Usability in Clinical Technologies: The Role of the Practicing Nurse

Work System Barriers and Strategies Reported by Tele-Intensive Care Unit Nurses: A Case Study

Advancing Continuous Predictive Analytics Monitoring: Moving from Implementation to Clinical Action in a Learning Health System

Telemedicine in the Intensive Care Unit: Improved Access to Care at What Cost?

Using Heuristic Evaluation to Improve Sepsis Alert Usability


Dr. Wung is addressing an important component of critical care nursing: the role of technology in patient care. She has assembled top authors to provide current clinical information in the following areas: Sensory overload and technology in critical care; Alarm fatigue; Nurse-technology Interactions; Safety steps to prevent Infusion errors; Product design and medical devices for nurses ; Technologies to assess physiologic parameters (hemodynamics/cardio output); Technologies to support hemodynamics (e.g., balloon pump. ECMO, etc); Interactive computer programs for application of critical thinking skills; Information technology Electronic health records (EHR); Real-time detection of clinical care deviations in ICU; Medication safety technology; and eICU/iCARE. Readers will come away with the updates they need to improve patient outcomes.


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About the Author

Shu-Fen Wung

Shu-Fen Wung

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona School of Nursing