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  1. Community Post
    Two vaccines for COVID-19 have now been approved. Health organisations are doing their upmost to workout how best to store and administer the vaccines safely and avoiding errors. The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) are preparing strategic guidance for health authorities and operational guidance for people setting up vaccine programmes applicable internationally. In a recent LinkedIn post, Chief Executive Noorzaman Rashid asks: "What are the Human Factors and Ergonomic issues that should be considered?" And asks you to share your ideas: https://www.linke
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    How many times have you been to the drug cupboard/trolley at work and looked at it with despair? How many times have you looked at a written prescription or plan of care and were unable to read the writing? How many times have you gone into the storeroom and spent ages looking for what you want as everything looks the same or it has moved to a different spot? These are what we call error traps. It is as if you have an annoying brother/sister that is trying to catch you out! Sometimes in healthcare, no matter where you work, there are times when it is not easy to do the right thi
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    Coping with complexity: how a human factors systems approach can support competency development for pharmacists. Support in clinical decision making is recognised as an educational development need for pharmacists. The health policy landscape puts the pharmacist in a central role for clinical management of long-term complex morbidities, making clinical decision making and taking responsibility for patient outcomes increasingly important. This is compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, where healthcare environments have become more complex and challenging to navigate. In this environment
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    The presentation covered: What is Human Factors and ergonomics (HFE) and what it’s not The basic principles Complexity Why things go wrong (and right) Systems approachesH Human-centred design Medical error’ What’s happening in Scotland? Practical human factors thinking How to get involved
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    Whether you’re an industry or business leader, a human factors practitioner, researcher or academic, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors showcase the very best that the discipline has to offer at one of the largest gatherings of ergonomists and human factors professionals in the world. Further information and registration
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    This unique 1-day distance-learning course from Medled is delivered via Zoom by our expert trainers in a format designed to maximise learning retention and application of knowledge. You'll learn to: Understand the concept of systems thinking and models of safety – looking beyond the individual and the flawed concept of ‘Human Error’. Gain an introduction to human capabilities & limitations & how those influence quality and safety of care – how humans can be heroes and hazards. Be able to unpick the nature of human fallibility and why practice does not always make perf
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    Patient Safety is an essential part of health and social care that aims to reduce avoidable errors and prevent unintended harm. Human Factors looks at the things that can affect the way people work safely and effectively, such as the optimisation of systems and processes, the design of equipment and devices used and the surrounding environment and culture, all of which are key to providing safer, high quality care. New for September 2020, this part-time, three year, distance learning course, from the Centre of Excellence Stafford, focuses specifically on Human Factors within the Health an
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    The results of the study, published in Anaesthesia, found that: Wearing PPE posed problems with fit. Several human factor/ergonomic issues were reported when working in PPE, including visual difficulties and problems with communication and hearing alarms. Hand (fine motor) function was impaired, with additional problems for non‐clinical activities including typing and using electronic interfaces. Reaching (gross motor) activities were restricted by both surgical gowns with sleeves and one‐piece coveralls. Skin breakdown, musculoskeletal injuries and overheating.
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    In this book, Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument for the checklist, which he believes to be the most promising method available in surmounting failure. Whether you're following a recipe, investing millions of dollars in a company or building a skyscraper, the checklist is an essential tool in virtually every area of our lives and Gawande explains how breaking down complex, high pressure tasks into small steps can radically improve everything from airline safety to heart surgery survival rates.
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