Digital Cognitive Aids to Support Adaptation of Surgical Processes to COVID-19 Protective Policies

Citation:

Heather M Conboy, Lauren R Kennedy-Metz, George S Avrunin, Lori A Clarke, Leon J Osterweil, Roger D Dias, and Marco A Zenati. 2020. “Digital Cognitive Aids to Support Adaptation of Surgical Processes to COVID-19 Protective Policies.” IEEE CogSIMA (2020), 2020, Pp. 205-210.

Abstract:

Surgical processes are rapidly being adapted to address the COVID-19 pandemic, with changes in procedures and responsibilities being made to protect both patients and medical teams. These process changes put new cognitive demands on the medical team and increase the likelihood of miscommunication, lapses in judgment, and medical errors. We describe two process model driven cognitive aids, referred to as the Narrative View and the Smart Checklist View, generated automatically from models of the processes. The immediate perceived utility of these cognitive aids is to support medical simulations, particularly when frequent adaptations are needed to quickly respond to changing operating room guidelines.