Information Overload In The NICU

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The ability of the EMR to store large amounts of data and combination of continuous monitoring creates a potential for information overload in the NICU. There isn’t a continuous monitoring in units such as medical-surgical units decreasing the likelihood of information overload when compared to intensive care units. With less potential dangers motivating this information overload relate to the better ability of practitioners to differentiate pertinent from irrelevant information. Additionally, the accumulation of errors of cognition and performance associated with data corruption risk is reduced in non-intensive care units.
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