Using video recorded neonatal intensive care unit scenarios to test agreement between clinicians' assessments

Izhak Nadler, Omer Globus, Liat Pessach-Gelblum, Zipora Strauss, Amitai Ziv

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Abstract

Clinicians in Neonatal Intensive Care Units are required to perform assessments under extreme pressure to determine the illness severity of neonates. Currently there is no reference that indicates the clinical condition of a neonate according to its vital signs. Agreement between clinicians' assessments can provide initial indication for the clinicians' ability to systematically perform assessments. Agreement was tested between 16 clinicians who viewed 31 recorded cases and scored the illness severity of a neonate mannequin in each case. The agreement level was fair (0.28), but high correlation between the assessments (0.8<r<0.94) suggests that the clinicians were able to systematically score the cases, and they had similar interpretation about the relative illness severity between cases. Future studies are required to determine the sources for the relative low agreement level and to identify means for improvement. Establishment of a valid reference early warning score is essential to guide the assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages783-787
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289456
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 27 Oct 201431 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2014-January
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period27/10/1431/10/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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