Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)Publish On: 2013-02-11
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to human factors in medicine Learning outcomes By the
end of this chapter you should be able to ... Many within Human Factors in the Healthcare Setting: A Pocket Guide for Clinical Instructors, First Edition. Edited by
Author: Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Human factors relates to the interaction of humans and technical systems. Human factors engineering analyzes tasks, considering the components in relation to a number of factors focusing particularly on human interactions and the interface between people working within systems. This book will help instructors teach the topic of human factors.
Author: Debbie Rosenorn-LanngPublish On: 2015-09-24
This work builds on 'Human Factors in Healthcare: Level One' by delving deeper into the challenges of leadership, conflict resolution, and decision making that healthcare professionals currently face.
Author: Debbie Rosenorn-Lanng
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Medical errors
This book builds on Human Factors in Healthcare Level One by delving deeper into the challenges of leadership, conflict resolution, and decision making that healthcare professionals currently face. It is written in an easy to understand style that helps the reader to readily assimilate abstract concepts. It includes a wealth of real-life examples of errors and patient safety issues drawn from the author's experience from overtwenty years in healthcare. This is a valuable resource for guiding healthcare professionals with the requirements of this relatively new discipline in the healthcare sector.
However, sections of the chapter will be useful for all care settings and the human factors principles presented applicable in most settings. The care environment discussed in this chapter is constituted by those features in a built health-care ...
Author: Pascale Carayon
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
The first edition of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety took the medical and ergonomics communities by storm with in-depth coverage of human factors and ergonomics research, concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions and how they can be applied in health care. Other books focus on particular human factors and ergonomics issues such as human error or design of medical devices or a specific application such as emergency medicine. This book draws on both areas to provide a compendium of human factors and ergonomics issues relevant to health care and patient safety. The second edition takes a more practical approach with coverage of methods, interventions, and applications and a greater range of domains such as medication safety, surgery, anesthesia, and infection prevention. New topics include: work schedules error recovery telemedicine workflow analysis simulation health information technology development and design patient safety management Reflecting developments and advances in the five years since the first edition, the book explores medical technology and telemedicine and puts a special emphasis on the contributions of human factors and ergonomics to the improvement of patient safety and quality of care. In order to take patient safety to the next level, collaboration between human factors professionals and health care providers must occur. This book brings both groups closer to achieving that goal.
Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conferences on Human Factors and
Ergonomics in Healthcare and ... Ergonomics and human factors in health care settings  Accident and Emergency Human Factors and Ergonomics in the ...
Author: Vincent Duffy
This book discusses the latest advances in human factors and ergonomics, focusing on methods for improving quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. By emphasizing the physical, cognitive, and organizational aspects of human factors and ergonomics applications, it presents various perspectives, including those of clinicians, patients, health organizations, and insurance providers. The book describes cutting-edge applications, highlighting best practices for staff interactions with patients, as well as interactions with computers and medical devices. It also presents new findings related to improved organizational outcomes in healthcare settings, and approaches to modeling and analysis specifically targeting those work aspects unique to healthcare. Based on the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, held on July 17–21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, USA, the book is intended as a timely reference guide for both researchers involved in the design of healthcare systems and devices and for healthcare professionals working to deliver safe and effective health service. Moreover, by providing a useful survey of cutting-edge methods for improving organizational outcomes in healthcare settings, the book also represents a source of inspiration for healthcare counselors and international health organizations.
Author: National Research CouncilPublish On: 2010-11-14
Molly Follette Story As the formal health care system has become increasingly
stressed, patients are being released from ... in noninstitutional settings to
manage their own health, assist others with health care, or receive assistance
with health ...
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
The rapid growth of home health care has raised many unsolved issues and will have consequences that are far too broad for any one group to analyze in their entirety. Yet a major influence on the safety, quality, and effectiveness of home health care will be the set of issues encompassed by the field of human factors research--the discipline of applying what is known about human capabilities and limitations to the design of products, processes, systems, and work environments. To address these challenges, the National Research Council began a multidisciplinary study to examine a diverse range of behavioral and human factors issues resulting from the increasing migration of medical devices, technologies, and care practices into the home. Its goal is to lay the groundwork for a thorough integration of human factors research with the design and implementation of home health care devices, technologies, and practices. On October 1 and 2, 2009, a group of human factors and other experts met to consider a diverse range of behavioral and human factors issues associated with the increasing migration of medical devices, technologies, and care practices into the home. This book is a summary of that workshop, representing the culmination of the first phase of the study.
Human Factors, Team Psychology, and Patient Safety in a High Stakes Environment Michael St.Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, ... safe patient care in an acute
care setting has always been and still is one of the great challenges of health care.
Author: Michael St.Pierre
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Critical situations in acute and emergency care are one of the great clinical challenges because of the uncertainty, high stakes, time pressure, and stress that are involved. This book provides a comprehensive outline of all the human factors issues relevant to patient safety during acute care. Following an initial section discussing the basic principles of human behavior and decision making, the various influences on safe patient care are discussed in depth. These are divided into three interacting groups: individual factors, team factors, and organizational factors. Relevant psychological theories are carefully examined, and case studies and descriptions of proven strategies help to ground these theories in daily practice. This newly revised edition, in which each chapter has been enlarged and updated, will help both physicians and non-physicians to better understand the principles of human behavior and decision making in critical situations and thus to provide safer treatment.
Other issues in this area will require some extensive human factors data
gathering, such as the planning of a preschool day-care facility or a patient facility
in a health-care setting. An openminded attitude toward human factors issues will
Author: Mark Karlen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Space planning involves much more than sketching a preliminary floor plan. A designer must take a client's programming needs into account and must also consider how other factors such as building codes and environmental factors affect a spatial composition. Space Planning Basics, now in its Third Edition, offers a highly visual, step-by-step approach to developing preliminary floor plans for commercial spaces. The book provides tools for visualizing space and walks the designer through other considerations such as building code requirements and environmental control needs. Specific programming techniques covered include matrices, bubble diagrams, CAD templates, block plans, and more. New to this edition are coverage of the basics of stair design, an essential aspect for planning spaces.
Author: Jerzy Charytonowicz Publish On: 2014-07-19
This fact is associated with an often occurring risk of developing hospital-
acquired infection. The risk increases with ... The aim of this article is to show the
role of ergonomics in planning the safe space in medical facilities. It will present
Author: Jerzy Charytonowicz
Publisher: AHFE Conference
The discipline of Human Factors and Sustainable Infrastructure provides a platform for addressing challenges in human factors and engineering research with the focus on sustainability in the built environment, applications of sustainability assessment, demonstrations and applications that contribute to competitiveness and well-being, quantification and assessment of sustainable infrastructure projects, and the environmental, human, social, and economic dimensions of sustainable infrastructure. A thorough understanding of the characteristics of a wide range of people is essential in the development of sustainable infrastructure and systems and serve as valuable information to designers and help ensure design will fit the targeted population of end users. This book focuses on the advances in the Human Factors And Sustainable Infrastructure, which are a critical aspect in the design of any human-centered technological system. The ideas and practical solutions described in the book are the outcome of dedicated research by academics and practitioners aiming to advance theory and practice in this dynamic and all-encompassing discipline. We hope that this book, which is the international state-of-the-art in Sustainable Infrastructure domain of human factors and ergonomics, will be a valuable source of theoretical and applied knowledge enabling human-centered design for global markets.
Patient. Safety,. Human. Factors. &. Ergonomics,. and. Design: The. Environment.
as. a. Larger-Scale. Strategy. to. Reduce. Falls. Ellen Taylor and Sue Hignett
Loughborough University Leicestershire, UK LE11 3TU ...
Author: Vincent Duffy
Publisher: AHFE Conference
Now more than ever, the design of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery has taken center stage. And the importance of human factors and ergonomics in achieving this goal can’t be ignored. Underlining the utility of research in achieving effective design, Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare discusses how human factors and ergonomics principles can be applied to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. Topics include the design of work environments to improve satisfaction and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, and professionals. The book explores new approaches for improving healthcare devices such as portable ultrasound systems, better work design, and effective communications and systems support. It also examines healthcare informatics for the public and usability for patient users, building on results from usability studies for medical personnel. Several chapters explore quality and safety while others examine medical error for risk factors and information transfer in error reduction. The book provides an integrated review of physical, cognitive, and organizational aspects that facilitates a systems approach to implementation. These features and more allow practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of the issues in healthcare delivery and the role ergonomics and human factors can play in solving them.
There is also evidence that a proportion of individuals are highly resistant to such
effects (the medical student referred to ... In a classroom setting the students were
presented with cards like those in Figure 3.3 and asked a series of questions ...
There are also , perhaps more importantly but less obviously , the effects of the
social environment and communication structure on system effectiveness . These
areas are ones where we knew of good previous human factors work conducted
Guidance for Investigating Human Factors in Computing Systems Dominic
Furniss, Rebecca Randell, Aisling Ann O'Kane, ... the clinical practicality and
efficacy of the technology and is necessary for it to be accepted into healthcare settings.
Author: Dominic Furniss
Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Conducting fieldwork for investigating technology use in healthcare is a challenging undertaking, and yet there is little in the way of community support and guidance for conducting these studies. There is a need for better knowledge sharing and resources to facilitate learning. This is the second of two volumes designed as a collective graduate guidebook for conducting fieldwork in healthcare. This volume brings together thematic chapters that draw out issues and lessons learned from practical experience. Researchers who have first-hand experience of conducting healthcare fieldwork collaborated to write these chapters. This volume contains insights, tips, and tricks from studies in clinical and non-clinical environments, from hospital to home. This volume starts with an introduction to the ethics and governance procedures a researcher might encounter when conducting fieldwork in this sensitive study area. Subsequent chapters address specific aspects of conducting situated healthcare research. Chapters on readying the researcher and relationships in the medical domain break down some of the complex social aspects of this type of research. They are followed by chapters on the practicalities of collecting data and implementing interventions, which focus on domain-specific issues that may arise. Finally, we close the volume by discussing the management of impact in healthcare fieldwork. The guidance contained in these chapters enables new researchers to form their project plans and also their contingency plans in this complex and challenging domain. For more experienced researchers, it offers advice and support through familiar stories and experiences. For supervisors and teachers, it offers a source of reference and debate. Together with the first volume, Fieldwork for Healthcare: Case Studies Investigating Human Factors in Computing systems, these books provide a substantive resource on how to conduct fieldwork in healthcare. Table of Contents: Preface / Acknowledgments / Ethics, Governance, and Patient and Public Involvement in Healthcare / Readying the Researcher for Fieldwork in Healthcare / Establishing and Maintaining Relationships in Healthcare Fields / Practicalities of Data Collection in Healthcare Fieldwork / Healthcare Intervention Studies “In the Wild” / Impact of Fieldwork in Healthcare: Understanding Impact on Researchers, Research, Practice, and Beyond / References / Biographies
... totem for hospital stay has been developed in accordance with patients' needs,
which were determined through preliminary analysis, interviews and surveys in
some hospitals and ALFs (Assisted Living Facilities) throughout Regione Puglia.
Author: Vincent G. Duffy
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Based on recent research, this book discusses how to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care through the application of human factors and ergonomics principles. It provides guidance for those involved with the design and application of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery from both a patient and staff perspective. Its huge range of chapters covers everything from the proper design of bed rails to the most efficient design of operating rooms, from the development of quality products to the rating of staff patient interaction. It considers ways to prevent elderly patient falls and ways to make best use of electronic health records. It covers staff intractions with patients as well as staff interaction with computers and medical devices. It also provides way to improve organizational aspects in a healthcare setting, and approaches to modeling and analysis specifically targeting those work aspects unique to healthcare. Explicitly, the book contains the following subject areas: I. Healthcare and Service Delivery II. Patient Safety III. Modeling and Analytical Approaches IV. Human-System Interface: Computers & Medical Devices V. Organizational Aspects This book would be of special value internationally to those researchers and practitioners involved in various aspects of healthcare delivery. Seven other titles in the Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series are: Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics Advances in Occupational, Social and Organizational Ergonomics Advances in Human Factors, Ergonomics and Safety in Manufacturing and Service Industries Advances in Ergonomics Modeling & Usability Evaluation Advances in Neuroergonomics and Human Factors of Special Populations
At present, human factors professionals work in government and industrial settings. ... Human. Factors. in. Healthcare. Human factors professionals work on
a variety of healthcare issues. Traditionally, much of the work has had a strong
Author: Robin Felder
Publisher: Artech House
Category: Electronic books
The book offers you a solid understanding of medical automation principles and the latest applications in the field. You discover how computers and devices can be used to schedule personnel and services, and help maintain a just-in-time, lean, and more affordable medical services. You learn how to automate your pharmacy and laboratory services for maximum profit and minimum turnaround time. Moreover, this forward-looking book helps you determine how nanotechnology is evolving to solve difficult medical challenges.
Managed Care Limited ( MCL ) , Health Care United ( HCU ) , and Association of Health Care Facilities ( AHCF ) are three ... is an ideal opportunity to study human factors concerns due to the complexities of the system , work environment , and ...
Author: National Research CouncilPublish On: 2011-06-22
The Human Factors National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and
Social Sciences and Education, Board on ... that requires immediate attention
concerns the many aspects of care that are migrating out of formal medical facilities and ...
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
In the United States, health care devices, technologies, and practices are rapidly moving into the home. The factors driving this migration include the costs of health care, the growing numbers of older adults, the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions and diseases and improved survival rates for people with those conditions and diseases, and a wide range of technological innovations. The health care that results varies considerably in its safety, effectiveness, and efficiency, as well as in its quality and cost. Health Care Comes Home reviews the state of current knowledge and practice about many aspects of health care in residential settings and explores the short- and long-term effects of emerging trends and technologies. By evaluating existing systems, the book identifies design problems and imbalances between technological system demands and the capabilities of users. Health Care Comes Home recommends critical steps to improve health care in the home. The book's recommendations cover the regulation of health care technologies, proper training and preparation for people who provide in-home care, and how existing housing can be modified and new accessible housing can be better designed for residential health care. The book also identifies knowledge gaps in the field and how these can be addressed through research and development initiatives. Health Care Comes Home lays the foundation for the integration of human health factors with the design and implementation of home health care devices, technologies, and practices. The book describes ways in which the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and federal housing agencies can collaborate to improve the quality of health care at home. It is also a valuable resource for residential health care providers and caregivers.
in. Healthcare. Collaborative. Settings. Pedro Antunes University of Lisbon,
Portugal Rogério Bandeira University of Lisbon, ... between human factors (
liveware), computers (software and hardware) and the environment, was used in
Author: Kabene, Stfane M.
Publisher: IGI Global
While many countries enjoy the benefits of modern healthcare systems and social and economic policies that improve life expectancy, many countries still have high maternal and infant mortality rates, struggle with infectious diseases, and face critical human resource shortages in healthcare. Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems addresses two major problems that threaten the health of the human race. The first of which is the lack of human resources in healthcare. We need to ensure that we have an adequate number of healthcare professionals who are highly motivated and properly trained. Furthermore, we need to ensure that they have the latest health technology at their disposal, which is the second major issue facing the world today. The world s most respected scholars and practitioners describe their experiences and propose possible theoretical and practical solutions in this relevant and timely handbook.
Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Human Factors in
Organizational Design and Management Held in Kyoto, Japan, 18-21 ... Today , a
large amount of space in health care settings is occupied by manufactured
Author: Kageyu Noro
Publisher: North Holland
Category: Technology & Engineering
Researchers, practitioners, and students of human factors/ergonomics, organizational behavior and related fields, assembled at the above symposium from all over the world and shared their expertise in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary area. The world's politics and economics have changed dramatically during the course of the last few years. These changes have also had a great effect on the general awareness of people. This is especially true in the Soviet Union, the "East Block" nations, and several Asian countries. In this age of change, the organization and management issues addressed by the papers in this book are the objects of renovation in these countries. The changes are directed away from the whole towards the individual. Some of them are reflected in this volume.
Author: Kathleen Meehan AriasPublish On: 2010-10-22
Some microbes cause newly recognized diseases in humans; others are
previously known pathogens that are ... reader with information needed to
investigate outbreaks in healthcare facilities and to understand that “complex set
of factors, the ...
Author: Kathleen Meehan Arias
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
In today's era, we are forced to realize that outbreaks can occur at any moment. From anthrax to the avian flu, potential outbreaks can spread rapidly through air, water, and other means. Hospital personnel are now being trained to understand and monitor outbreaks in health care facilities. Professionals both in the private health care sector and the public health system now need to recognize, investigate, control and prevent these outbreaks. Outbreak Investigation, Prevention, and Control in Health Care Settings is a timely resource for health care professionals inside and outside of the hospital covering topics such as: Epidemiology Surveillance Programs in Hospital Settings Organisms and Diseases Associated with Outbreaks Ambulatory Care Acute Care Long-Term Care Pseudo-Outbreaks Investigation Control The Second Edition has been completely updated with current information, tables, statistics and suggested readings.
Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)Publish On: 2009-03-27
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Roberta Carroll.
High-low agreement. ... Human factors. The interrelationship between humans,
the tools they use, and the environment in which they live and work. Human factors ...
Author: American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, Student Edition This comprehensive textbook provides a complete introduction to risk management in health care. Risk Management Handbook, Student Edition, covers general risk management techniques; standards of health care risk management administration; federal, state and local laws; and methods for integrating patient safety and enterprise risk management into a comprehensive risk management program. The Student Edition is applicable to all health care settings including acute care hospital to hospice, and long term care. Written for students and those new to the topic, each chapter highlights key points and learning objectives, lists key terms, and offers questions for discussion. An instructor's supplement with cases and other material is also available. American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association with more than 5,000 members representing health care, insurance, law, and other related professions. ASHRM promotes effective and innovative risk management strategies and professional leadership through education, recognition, advocacy, publications, networking, and interactions with leading health care organizations and government agencies. ASHRM initiatives focus on developing and implementing safe and effective patient care practices, preserving financial resources, and maintaining safe working environments.