We asked more than 500 nurses to describe a recent communication experience and rate it according to the NASA Task Load Index (TLX), a tool that measures workers’ task load in high-intensity jobs. The survey results reveal a range of nurse communication challenges and show how nurses’ cognitive load, effort and frustration rise as communication complexity increases.

Use our NASA TLX survey data to help build the case for change

The latest survey report from Vocera, now part of Stryker, shows how nurse leaders can use our NASA TLX survey data to build a case for change and prioritize efforts to:

  • Redefine the role of nurses in the clinical communication model
  • Enable nurses to deliver care in a way that makes them feel safe
  • Empower nurses as the center of a strong, efficient system of clinical collaboration
  • And more