A pilot study characterising interruptions experienced by emergency medicine residents

Katherine L. Forsyth, Hunter J. Hawthorne, Nibras El-Shcrif, Skylar M. Pagel, Renaldo C. Blocker

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Abstract

Interruptions in the emergency department (ED) have been studied across multiple clinical roles, with little investigation into how residents experience interruptions. Therefore this pilot study aimed to characterize interruptions experienced by emergency medicine (EM) residents at various post-graduate year (PGY) levels. Observers shadowed ED residents across entire shifts and logged interruptions that affected clinicians into the Workflow Interruption Tool (WIT). Interruption characteristics captured included duration, nature, location, and task priority. Chi-square analysis identified a significant association between interruption type and the interruption priority, p < 0.001. Residents at varying PGY-levels experienced significantly different amounts of interruptions, p=0.0l3. Observing resident interruptions across the entirety of their shifts identified that as EM residents gain more experience, they are interrupted more often while working in the ED.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages474-477
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781510889538
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2018Oct 5 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period10/1/1810/5/18

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  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Forsyth, K. L., Hawthorne, H. J., El-Shcrif, N., Pagel, S. M., & Blocker, R. C. (2018). A pilot study characterising interruptions experienced by emergency medicine residents. In 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 (pp. 474-477). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 1). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc..

A pilot study characterising interruptions experienced by emergency medicine residents. / Forsyth, Katherine L.; Hawthorne, Hunter J.; El-Shcrif, Nibras; Pagel, Skylar M.; Blocker, Renaldo C.

62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc., 2018. p. 474-477 (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Forsyth, KL, Hawthorne, HJ, El-Shcrif, N, Pagel, SM & Blocker, RC 2018, A pilot study characterising interruptions experienced by emergency medicine residents. in 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, vol. 1, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc., pp. 474-477, 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018, Philadelphia, United States, 10/1/18.
Forsyth KL, Hawthorne HJ, El-Shcrif N, Pagel SM, Blocker RC. A pilot study characterising interruptions experienced by emergency medicine residents. In 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc. 2018. p. 474-477. (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).
Forsyth, Katherine L. ; Hawthorne, Hunter J. ; El-Shcrif, Nibras ; Pagel, Skylar M. ; Blocker, Renaldo C. / A pilot study characterising interruptions experienced by emergency medicine residents. 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc., 2018. pp. 474-477 (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society).
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