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Table 1 Task categories used for data analysis

From: Clarifying workforce flexibility from a division of labor perspective: a mixed methods study of an emergency department team

Assessment and Diagnosis Tests and Procedures Medication
 Patient assessment
 Vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, etc.)
 Diagnosis—checking results and consulting colleagues
 Supervision (supervisor/supervisee)
Order tests and procedures
Prepare tests and procedures
Perform tests and procedures
Prescribe medications
Administer medications
Discuss medications
Patient Communication and Comfort Organization of Care Off task
 Patient communication
 Patient comfort—food or water, physical comfort, hygiene needs, and escorting
Electronic waiting list
Professional communication
Unit administration
Tidy—maintaining the care environment
Locate—notes, patients, forms, and colleagues
In transit