Northwest Organization of Nurse Leaders - Event Information

Event Name:Strategies to Reduce Cognitive Overload and Improve Nurse Well-being and Patient Safety
Event Type(s):CE Available


A combination of stress, fatigue, incessant alerts and alarms, multiple demands, and shifting priorities can all lead to cognitive overload among nurses, which can lead to mistakes. It is critical for nurse leaders to find solutions that simplify clinical workflows and make the lives of nurses and other team members easier and safer. Doing so will help increase their well-being and will improve patient care, safety and experience. In this session, Dr. Rhonda Collins will discuss how cognitive load becomes overload and how to identify the signs, behaviors and risks. She also will outline a strategy to mitigate administrative and cognitive burdens and explain how to offload nurses’ needs to retrieve, retain, and record information, making it easier to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.


- Provide Overview of Cognitive Overload
- Discuss the 8 Core cognitive human capacities to understand their risks and potential resolutions
- Understand the Impact of Cognitive Overload on Nurse Well-being
- Understand the Impact of Cognitive Overload on Patient Safety
- Provide Examples of Complex Workflows that Can Cause Cognitive Overload
- Outline Solutions and Recommendations to Reduce Cognitive Overload
- Facilitate a Live Q&A Session with Webinar Participants


Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN. VP & CNO of Vocera

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Event Date:3/3/2021
Event Time:7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Pacific
Contact Person:Admin at NWONL
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