An engineering work analysis applied to patient falls in the nursing domain.

Conference Paper

Patient falls in hospitals result in negative outcomes such as prolonged lengths of stay, various injuries, and even death. Nurses are responsible for identifying patients at risk for falls and implementing preventative measures. The focus of this research is to apply a systems engineering approach, Cognitive Work Analysis (CWA) to the nursing domain. Our interdisciplinary effort has begun to identify areas of risk and preventative measures.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cary, M; Gerling, GJ

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 892 -

PubMed ID

  • 18999114

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-597X