Prospective memory in intensive care nursing

Grundgeiger, Tobias, Venkatesh, Bala, Sanderson, Penelope, Beltran Orihuela, Christina, Thompson, Andrea and MacDougall, Hamish (2010). Prospective memory in intensive care nursing. In: International Conference on Prospective Memory (ICPM3), Vancouver, BC, Canada, (). 28-30 July 2010.

Author Grundgeiger, Tobias
Venkatesh, Bala
Sanderson, Penelope
Beltran Orihuela, Christina
Thompson, Andrea
MacDougall, Hamish
Title of paper Prospective memory in intensive care nursing
Conference name International Conference on Prospective Memory (ICPM3)
Conference location Vancouver, BC, Canada
Conference dates 28-30 July 2010
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Oral presentation
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Intensive care nurses care for critically ill patients in the cognitively demanding intensive care environment. While doing so, nurses make discretionary use of memory aids to ensure the safe completion of future tasks (Grundgeiger et al., 2009). In a full-scale patient simulator using a representative scenario, we manipulated the presence or absence of reminders for different prospective memory (PM)tasks, expecting increased PM performance with reminders. In addition, we observed when and how nurses used artifacts and investigated how these artifacts effected remembering of intentions. Twenty-four nurses participated in a 40 minute scenario of a morning shift start which involved eight PM tasks. The use of a simulator and a scripted scenario enabled us to control the initial exposure to the PM tasks but allowed nurses to make discretionary use of artifacts. Scenarios were AV-recorded with room cameras and a mobile eye-tracker and followed up by a semi-structured interview. Results show that: (1) only reminders that had the specific function of reminding increased performance; (2) nurses changed the cognitive demands of PM tasks by using artifacts such as written notes; and (3) reminders can change interruption management behavior and retrieval processes of PM tasks. The results give detailed insights in the use and effect of reminders.
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