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      Distributed Cognition for Evaluating Healthcare Technology

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      Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction

      4 - 8 July 2011

      Infusion Pump, Intensive Care Unit, Distributed Cognition, DiCoT, Resources Model

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            Distributed Cognition (DCog) has been proposed as being a better approach to analyzing healthcare work than traditional cognitive approaches, due to the collaborative nature of healthcare work. This study sought to explore this by applying two DCog frameworks, DiCoT and the Resources Model, to the analysis of infusion pump use in an Intensive Care Unit. Data was gathered through observations and interviews, and then analysed using DiCoT and the Resources Model to construct models representing the social structures, information flows, physical layouts and artefact use involved in infusion administration in the ICU. The findings of the study confirm that DCog can be a methodology of choice for studying healthcare work: nurses collaborated significantly, artefacts played a major role in coordinating activity, and the physical environment influenced activity – properties which DCog effectively supports reasoning about.

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            Conference
            July 2011
            July 2011
            : 341-350
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            [0001]UCLIC

            University College London

            Gower Street

            London, WC1E 6BT, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2011.64
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            © Atish Rajkomar et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

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            Proceedings of HCI 2011 The 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction
            HCI
            25
            Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
            4 - 8 July 2011
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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