Evaluating the redesign of an ICU bedside emergency equipment drawer

Harris, Bonnie, Ford, Nicholas, Grundgeiger, Tobias, Venkatesh, Bala and Sanderson, Penelope (2013). Evaluating the redesign of an ICU bedside emergency equipment drawer. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 57th Annual Meeting. HFES 2013: 57th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., (678-682). 30 September-4 October 2013. doi:10.1177/1541931213571147

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Author Harris, Bonnie
Ford, Nicholas
Grundgeiger, Tobias
Venkatesh, Bala
Sanderson, Penelope
Title of paper Evaluating the redesign of an ICU bedside emergency equipment drawer
Conference name HFES 2013: 57th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Conference location San Diego, CA, U.S.A.
Conference dates 30 September-4 October 2013
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 57th Annual Meeting   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1177/1541931213571147
ISBN 9780945289432
ISSN 2169-5067
1541-9312
Volume 57
Issue 1
Start page 678
End page 682
Total pages 5
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Patient safety can be improved by redesigning how medication and bedside equipment is stored in the intensive care unit (ICU). Grundgeiger (2011) noted that an ICU emergency bedside drawer often was not fully stocked. He used human factors principles to design an illustrated and divided drawer that significantly improved drawer restocking compliance and is still in use in the ICU. In two studies we set out to clarify exactly why Grundgeiger’s redesign succeeded. In Experiment 1 we tested the redesigned vs. old drawer design using stationery contents and psychology student participants. In Experiment 2 we used the tests developed in Experiment 1 to compare ICU nurses’ performance with the redesigned vs. old drawer design. Both experiments indicate that the divided and illustrated drawer leads to faster restocking times and overwhelmingly positive user acceptance.
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