Joint Cognitive Systems: Patterns in Cognitive Systems by David D. Woods, Erik Hollnagel

By David D. Woods, Erik Hollnagel

Our fascination with new applied sciences is predicated at the assumption that extra robust automation will conquer human barriers and make our structures 'faster, greater, cheaper,' leading to basic, effortless projects for individuals. yet how does new expertise and extra strong automation switch our paintings?

Research in Cognitive structures Engineering (CSE) seems on the intersection of individuals, know-how, and paintings. What it has discovered isn't tales of simplification via extra automation, yet tales of complexity and variation. whilst paintings replaced via new know-how, practitioners needed to focus on new complexities and tighter constraints. They tailored their concepts and the artifacts to paintings round problems and attain their objectives as in charge brokers. The shock used to be that new powers had remodeled paintings, developing new roles, new judgements, and new vulnerabilities. sarcastically, extra self reliant machines have created the requirement for extra subtle varieties of coordination throughout humans, and throughout humans and machines, to conform to new calls for and pressures.

This ebook synthesizes those emergent styles even though tales approximately coordination and mis-coordination, resilience and brittleness, affordance and clumsiness in various settings, from a health facility in depth care unit, to a nuclear energy regulate room, to an area commute keep an eye on heart. The tales exhibit how new calls for make paintings tricky, how humans at paintings adapt yet get trapped via complexity, and the way humans at a distance from paintings oversimplify their perceptions of the complexities, squeezing practitioners. The authors discover how CSE observes on the intersection of individuals, expertise, and paintings, how CSE abstracts styles at the back of the skin info and broad adaptations, and the way CSE discovers promising new instructions to aid humans deal with complexities. The tales of CSE convey that one key to well-adapted paintings is the facility to be ready to be stunned. Are you prepared?

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Someone must evaluate each new patient and sort out who should go where. Someone must re-evaluate patients at intervals to determine if their condition has improved (or worsened) so that they should receive a different level of care. The evaluation process is seldom a matter of simply selecting the perfect match. Instead, clinical and organizational factors combine to create physician preferences and organizational possibilities. Factors that weigh in the decision to bring a patient into the ICU include not only patient characteristics, but also expectations of the quality of care here and elsewhere in the hospital, as well as the opportunity costs of committing the resources.

Patients in the unit are in many different stages of illness and there are Being Bumpable 29 usually some who are nearly ready to be discharged from the ICU to the floor. These are candidates for earlier discharge in order to meet the immediate demands for ICU care of some other individual. In any event, discharge from an open ICU and transfer to the floor always requires the consent and active participation of the primary surgical service responsible for the patient. When the ICUs are near capacity, the end of the day routine includes an informal conference between the intensive care unit fellow and the night's bedmeister to identify “bumpable” patients.

This fits well with the normal daily activity: patients are discharged from the ICU to the floor in the morning, the patient is moved and the ICU bed area cleaned and prepared for a new admission while the patient who will occupy that bed is undergoing surgery. Later in the day, the new patient comes to the ICU cubicle and the process continues. Preparing for Demand > Supply Situations: Identifying bumpable patients Because the hospital is a trauma center, and because patients sometimes become critically ill without warning, not all intensive care unit admissions can be planned.

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