Publications

  1. Law KE, Lowndes BR, Kelley SR, Blocker RC, Larson DW, Hallbeck MS, Nelson H. NASA-Task Load Index Differentiates Surgical Approach: Opportunities for Improvement in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Ann Surg. 2020 May; 271 (5):906-912
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  2. Hallbeck MS, Law KE, Lowndes BR, Linden AR, Morrow M, Blocker RC, Cain SM, Degnim AC, Hieken TJ, Jakub JW, Racz JM, Farley DR, Nelson H, Boughey JC. Workload Differentiates Breast Surgical Procedures: NSM Associated with Higher Workload Demand than SSM. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 May; 27 (5):1318-1326 Epub 2020 Jan 08
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  3. Lowndes BR, Forsyth KL, Blocker RC, Dean PG, Truty MJ, Heller SF, Blackmon S, Hallbeck MS, Nelson H. NASA-TLX Assessment of Surgeon Workload Variation Across Specialties. Ann Surg. 2020 Apr; 271 (4):686-692
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  4. Griffin JM, Hellmich TR, Pasupathy KS, Funni SA, Pagel SM, Srinivasan SS, Heaton HA, Sir MY, Nestler DM, Blocker RC, Hawthorne HJ, Koenig KR, Herbst KM, Hallbeck MS. Attitudes and Behavior of Health Care Workers Before, During, and After Implementation of Real-Time Location System Technology. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2020 Feb; 4 (1):90-98 Epub 2020 Jan 08
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  5. Law KE, Lowndes BR, Kelley SR, Blocker RC, Larson DW, Hallbeck MS, Nelson H. Surgeon Workload in Colorectal Surgery: Perceived Drivers of Procedural Difficulty. J Surg Res. 2020 Jan; 245:57-63 Epub 2019 Aug 08
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  6. Forsyth KL, Hildebrand EA, Hallbeck MS, Branaghan RJ, Blocker RC. Characteristics of team briefings in gynecological surgery. Appl Ergon. 2019 Jul; 78:263-269 Epub 2018 Mar 02
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  7. Blocker RC. Characterizing Intraoperative handoffs in Cardiac Surgical Care Journal of Educational Research & Interdisciplinary Studies. 2019; (accepted).
  8. Lowndes B, Law K, Abdelrahman A, Prytz E, Jonson CO, Sztajnkrycer M, Hawthorne H, Franz W, Blocker R, Hallbeck MS. Preliminary Investigation of Civilian Clinician Perspectives & Just-in-Time Guidance for Tourniquet Use to "Stop the Bleed". Mil Med. 2019 Mar 1; 184 (Suppl 1):28-36
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  9. Blocker R, Rachell K. Perceived impact of academic support program participation on persistence of first-generation African American male students Journal of Educational Research & Interdisciplinary Studies.. 2019; (accepted).
  10. Law KE, Hildebrand EA, Hawthorne HJ, Hallbeck MS, Branaghan RJ, Dowdy SC, Blocker RC. A pilot study of non-routine events in gynecological surgery: Type, impact, and effect. Gynecol Oncol. 2019 Feb; 152 (2):298-303 Epub 2018 Dec 06
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  11. Forsyth KL, Lowndes BR, Kelley SR, Blocker RC, Larson DW, Hallbeck MS, Nelson H. Quantifying colorectal surgeon workload by surgical approach via NASA-TLX assessment Annals of Surgery. 2018; (accepted).
  12. Forsyth KL, Hawthorne HJ, El-Sherif N, Varghese RS, Ernste VK, Koenig J, Blocker RC. Interruptions Experienced by Emergency Nurses: Implications for Subjective and Objective Measures of Workload. J Emerg Nurs. 2018 Nov; 44 (6):614-623 Epub 2018 Apr 11
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  13. Blocker RC, Forsyth KL, Hawthorne HJ. Methodology for co-creating provider-centered interventions for mitigating interruptions in the emergency department Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 2018; 62(1):485-488. Epub 2018 Sep 25.
  14. Forsyth KL, Hawthorne HJ, El-Sherif N, Pagel SM, Blocker RC. A Pilot Study Characterising Interruptions Experienced By Emergency Medicine Residents Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 2018; 62(1):474-477. Epub 2018 Sep 25.
  15. Forsyth KF, Hawthorne HJ, Cammon WD, Linden AR, Blocker RC. Perceived Workload and an Automated Workload Alert System: A Comparison in the Emergency Department Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 2018; 61(1):573-577. Epub 2018 Sep 25.
  16. Blocker RC, Heaton HA, Forsyth KL, Hawthorne HJ, El-Sherif N, Bellolio MF, Nestler DM, Hellmich TR, Pasupathy KS, Hallbeck MS, Hallbeck MS. Physician, Interrupted: Workflow Interruptions and Patient Care in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2017 Dec; 53 (6):798-804 Epub 2017 Oct 25
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  17. El-Sherif N, Hawthorne H, Forsyth K, Abdelrahman A, Hallbeck MS, Blocker RC. Physician Interruptions and Workload Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 2017; 61(1):1076-1080.
  18. Hawthorne HJ, Forsyth KL, El-Sherif N, Varghese R, Hallbeck S, Blocker RC. Do trauma activations affect interruptions in the emergency department? Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting . Austin, Texas, October 9-13, 2017.. 2017.
  19. Blocker RC, Branaghan RJ. Operative traffic in orthopedics: A glimpse into surgical team transformations. Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management. 2017.
  20. Xiao Y, Rivera AJ, Probst CA, Blocker RC, Wolf L, Kellogg KN. Human Factors in the Wild: Solutions for Mitigating the Negative Impact of Interruptions in Healthcare Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 2017; 61(1):630-634. Epub 2017 Sep 28.
  21. Lowndes B., Forsyth K., Erik, Carl-Oscar, Amro, Matthew, Walter, Renaldo, Susan. A Preliminary Comparison of Three Tourniquet Instructions for Just-in-Time Guidance of a Simulated Tourniquet Application Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 10/20/2017; 61(1):1076-1080. Epub 2017 Oct 20.
  22. El-Sherif N, Hawthorne HJ, Forsyth KL, Abdelrahman A, Hallbeck SM, Blocker RC. Physician interruptions and workload during emergency department shifts Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2017; 2017-October:649-52
  23. Hawthorne H, Cohen T, Cammon W, Bingener J, Hallbeck S, Santrach P, Elliott S, Lindeen K, Kang JY, Blocker R. Assessing SBAR during intraoperative handoff Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management.2016;
  24. Blocker R, Cammon W, Hawthorne H. NASA-TLX and Cabrera Index: perceptions of workload in the emergency department 5th edition of Healthcare systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety.2016;
  25. Blocker R, Yu D, Hawthorne H, Sir M, Hellmich T, Hallbeck S, Nestler D, Pasupathy K. Application of sociometers in the emergency department Journal Of Medical Devices-Transactions Of The ASME. 2016 Jun; 10: (2)020964.
  26. Yu D, Blocker RC, Sir MY, Hallbeck MS, Hellmich TR, Cohen T, Nestler DM, Pasupathy KS. Intelligent Emergency Department: Validation of Sociometers to Study Workload. J Med Syst. 2016 Mar; 40 (3):53 Epub 2015 Dec 08
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  27. Thiels CA, Lal TM, Nienow JM, Pasupathy KS, Blocker RC, Aho JM, Morgenthaler TI, Cima RR, Hallbeck S, Bingener J. Surgical never events and contributing human factors. Surgery. 2015 Aug; 158 (2):515-21 Epub 2015 May 29
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  28. Yu D, Blocker RC, Hallbeck MS, Patel A, Pasupathy KS. Wearable sociometers in chaotic simulated environments. Journal Of Medical Devices-transactions Of The Asme. 2015 Jun; 9(2):020946.
  29. Yu D, Blocker R, Hallbeck S, Sir M, Hellmich T, Pasupathy K. Application of sociometer badges in simulated health environments: Can wearable devices quantify individual's workload? Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2015; 59: (1)538-42.
  30. Moore NK, Squire KM, Blocker RC. Examining the successful outcomes of multidisciplinary teamwork in a code situation using the shared mental model framework Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2015; 59: (1)513-7.
  31. Catchpole K, Ley E, Wiegmann D, Blaha J, Shouhed D, Gangi A, Blocker R, Karl R, Karl C, Taggart B, Starnes B, Gewertz B. A human factors subsystems approach to trauma care. JAMA Surg. 2014 Sep; 149(9):962-8.
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  32. Shouhed D, Gangi A, Blocker RC, Ley E, Blaha J, Karl C, Karl R, Margulies D, Starnes B, Gewertz B, Wiegmann D, Catchpole K. Flow disruptions during trauma care. World Journal of Surgery. 2014; 38:314-321.
  33. Law, K, Hildebrand E, Gomes J, Hallbeck S, Blocker R. A Comprehensive Methodology for Examining the Impacts of Surgical Team Debriefings on Teamwork. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 58th Annual Meeting. 2014; 58(1):703-707.
  34. Law KE, Hildebrand E, Gomes J, Hallbeck MS, Blocker RC. A Comprehensive Methodology for Examining the Impacts of Surgical Team Debriefings on Teamwork. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 58th Annual Meeting, 703-707 DOI 101177/ 154214581164.2014;703-707.
  35. Hildebrand EA, Branaghan RJ, Hallbeck MS, Blocker RC. Team briefings in the gynecological operating room: A cognitive task analysis Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2014; 58: (1)753-7.
  36. Xiao Y, Hallbeck S, Blocker R, Parker S. Building high performance surgical teams: Theoretical and practical considerations for team consistency Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2014; 58: (1)748-52.
  37. Catchpole KR, Gangi A, Blocker RC, Ley EJ, Blaha J, Gewertz BL, Wiegmann DA. Flow disruptions in trauma care handoffs. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep; 184: (1)586-91.
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  38. Blocker RC, Shouhed D, Gangi A, Ley E, Blaha J, Gewertz BL, Wiegmann DA, Catchpole KR. Barriers to trauma patient care associated with CT scanning. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jul; 217: (1)135-41; discussion 141-3.
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  39. Catchpole K, Blocker R, Wiegmann D, Sala E, Parker S, Wears R. Teamwork and Handoffs in Trauma Care: Measurement, Modeling and Improvement Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings San Diego. 2013; 57(1).
  40. Blocker RC, Duff S, Catchpole K, Blaha J, Shouhed D, Ley E, Karl C, Karl R, Gewertz B, Wiegmann D. Flow disruptions in trauma surgery: Type, impact, and affect. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceeding. 2012; 56(1):811-815.
  41. Blocker RC, Eggman A, Zemple R, Wu CE, Wiegmann DA. Developing an observational tool for reliably identifying work system factors in the operating room that impact cardiac surgical care. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, Health Care. 2010; 5:879-883.
  42. Blocker RC. Dental environment: Incorporating the work systems approach. Annuals of the Next Generation.. 2009; 2: (1)109-120.