Slagle JM, Weinger MB. Effects of Intraoperative Reading on Vigilance and Workload During Anesthesia Care in an Academic Medical Center.
Anesthesiology. 2009 February; 110(2). 275-83.
PMID: 19194155 [PubMed]
During routine cases, anesthesia providers may divert their attention away from direct patient care to read clinical (e.g., medical records) and/or nonclinical materials. The authors sought to ascertain the incidence of intraoperative reading and measure its effects on clinicians' workload and vigilance.
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