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Key workflow interruptions in emergency departments identified, findings could lead to increased efficiencies, better patient care, MU study finds

April 18, 2018

Interruptions in workflow, such as a phone call while working on another task, or when a colleague stops by for a chat, can lead to inefficiencies in the workplace. For nurses working in emergency departments, those interruptions could affect patient care. Now, a study from the University of Missouri has determined that workflow interruptions are most likely to occur during two key events—electronic medical record documentation and direct patient care. Findings suggest that changes in workflow in emergency departments could increase the care team’s efficiency and help improve patient care.  Full Story
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Ebola media coverage impacted how the public perceived the disease and survivors, researchers say

Human interest stories likely encouraged people to learn more about the disease, MU study finds

April 18, 2018

In 2014, the United States saw fatal cases of Ebola for the first time. The disease had been mostly contained to West Africa, and U.S. media coverage of the disease in the past had been limited. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that news coverage of Ebola during the time it was in the U.S. focused on telling individual stories to humanize those affected. Based on these findings, the researchers suggest that reporters covering health crises might have a greater positive impact on their audiences if they write human interest stories that share helpful information.  Full Story
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