As part of the Clinical Human Factors Group (CHFG)'s core mission to promote human factors science in education and training, CHFG have produced a series of E-learning modules for healthcare. These modules seek to encourage the positive actions that create patient safety that are relevant to all staff working in healthcare. We use a human factors and ergonomics perspective to show how human performance and safety are affected by the way we behave, communicate and interact at work.
The learning is based around a true story re-created in a new film to show the complexity of how a patient safety incident develops in an everyday scenario. The actors illustrate the subtle behaviours, that we all do some of the time, that give rise to well-documented safety issues, as well as the safety-creating behaviours we want to encourage.
The modules reflect items on the NHS England’s Patient Safety Syllabus.