A computer supported memory aid for copying prescription parameters into medical equipment based on linguistic phrases
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Original versionSandnes, F. E., & Huang, Y-P (2013). A computer supported memory aid for copying prescription parameters into medical equipment based on linguistic phrases. In Proceedings of System, Man and Cybernetics Conference SMC 2013, (pp. 3447-3451). IEEE http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2013.588
Manually operated medical equipment, including drug infusion pumps, are often subject to input errors. Human operators copy data from a prescription into the relevant form field on the equipment panels. This process is error prone and time consuming. A computer supported memory aid is proposed where the user remembers phrases instead of value sequences. The proposed strategy speeds up the task of setting up medical equipment while reducing the chances of human errors.