Category Archives: case studies

Button batteries can kill if swallowed

Button batteries can kill if swallowed. Treat as a medical emergency and go to A&E / ER. Here are some suggestions for reducing harm from button batteries. Continue reading

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Book giveaway: 5 copies of ‘Fieldwork for Healthcare’ (Vol 1) to be won, thanks to @MorganClaypool (publishers)

CHI+MED staff from UCL’s Interaction Centre (UCLIC) have co-edited and contributed chapters to a new book called Fieldwork for Healthcare: case studies investigating human factors in computing systems, published by Morgan & Claypool – who’ve kindly made 5 copies available … Continue reading

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Can you do this drug calculation? With added answer, and explanation

Yesterday we invited readers to see if they could do the sort of drug calculation that nurses regularly do when giving medicine to patients through drug infusion pumps (see original post, also copied below). Congratulations to @tomhoward87, @geeoharee and @JonMendel who … Continue reading

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Can you do this drug calculation?

Here is the sort of calculation that some nurses do everyday. In this example a patient needing chemotherapy medication is to be given the drug fluorouracil over a period of several days via an infusion pump. The pump will gradually … Continue reading

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[Video] Medical Device Training: User interfaces, design issues, and avoiding medical error

Medical Device Training Design Issues in Medical User Interfaces Dr Paolo Masci from Queen Mary University of London has put together this training video (based on a seminar), for medical device designers and hospital-based device users, to demonstrate how problems … Continue reading

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Near misses and medical error – how a systems approach can change safety culture (short video)

Annie’s Story: How A Systems Approach Can Change Safety Culture from MedStar Health. Here’s a short video that nicely illustrates how a systems approach can be more effective in improving patient safety. A patient’s blood glucose level was actually extremely … Continue reading

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“Pathology results needing urgent action could be accidentally archived due to error in reporting system”

From a discussion on Patient Diagnostic Services, House of Commons debate, 4 November 2013, an example of potential medical error arising from what seems to be a software problem: “The first indication that there was a problem came when a … Continue reading

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