Elizabeth A. Henneman

A Novel Approach for Managing Unpreventable Interruptions During the Medication Administration Process

Strategies are needed to decrease the negative effects of interruptions in the healthcare workplace. In this proposal, we seek to evaluate a training program for managing unpreventable interruptions during the medication administration process. The long-term goal of this interruption management program is to decrease the negative consequences of interruptions including medical errors and delays in care and ultimately to improve patient safety. 

Recent Publications:

Henneman EA, Marquard DL, Fisher DL, Gawlinski A. 2017.Eye tracking: A novel approach for evaluating and improving the safety of healthcare processes in the simulated setting. Simulation in Healthcare 12:51-56.

Henneman EA, Gawlinski A. 2016. Eye-tracking technology: An innovative approach for teaching and evaluating patient safety-related behaviors. Nursing Education Perspectives 37(6): 356-357.

Amster B, Marquard J, Henneman E, Fisher D. 2015. Using an Eye Tracker During Medication Administration to Identify Gaps in Nursing Students’ Contextual Knowledge: An Observational Study. Nurse Educator 40(2): 83-86.

Henneman EA, Cunningham H, Plotkin K et al. 2014. Eye-tracking as a debriefing mechanism in the simulated setting improves patient safety practices. DCCN  33:129-135.

Marquard JL, Jo J, Henneman PL, Fisher DL, & Henneman EA. 2013. Can visualizations complement qualitative process analysis measures? A case study of nurses identifying patients before administering medications. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision-making 7: 198-210.

Marquard JL, Henneman PL, He Z, Jo J, Fisher DL, Henneman EA.  2011. Nurses’ behaviors and attention allocation patterns may reduce patient identification errors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 17:247-256.