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Designing Better Prescription Charts: Why we Can’t Just Ask the Nurses

Back, J; Iacovides, J; Furniss, D; Vincent, C; Cox, A; Blandford, A; (2013) Designing Better Prescription Charts: Why we Can’t Just Ask the Nurses. In: Papers from the Workshop on Safer Interaction in Medical Devices. CHI+MED: Paris, France. Green open access

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Abstract

Prescription charts are not designed with the task of programing medical devices in mind [cf. 1]. This is surprising because we know that charts need to be consulted for programing values. This paper summarizes what we know about chart design, and then reflects on what we do not know. In order to design charts that facilitate programming, we need a better understanding of how they are used in hospitals. We cannot only ask nurses about how they use them since they may omit information about context and clinical practice. We discuss approaches that we plan to use to obtain the required understanding.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Designing Better Prescription Charts: Why we Can’t Just Ask the Nurses
Event: Workshop on Safer Interaction in Medical Devices, Medi-CHI 2013
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.chi-med.ac.uk/research/bibdetail.php?PP...
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > UCL Interaction Centre
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1412189
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