The key topics covered in this video are as follows:
What is human factors/ergonomics and how does it relate to healthcare? (at 2 mins and 20 secs)
What is the value of high reliability to healthcare? (at 9 mins and 20 secs)
How can patient insights and contributions help to create more highly reliable organisations? (at 17 mins and 40 secs)
Reflections on the impact of culture and barriers pose to increasing resilience and learning from safety. (at 20 mins and 45 secs)
The role of ‘speaking up’ initiatives. (at 25 mins and 40 secs)
Incident reporting and th
We finished as runners-up for the President’s Award, which is for any group, institution or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the development of ergonomics and human factors in a specific industry or particular field of application. A short video providing an overview of the work we were nominated for can be found here.
Human factors and patient safety
Many patient safety issues are caused by systemic problems with poor design at their core. Human factors and ergonomics are hugely important in understanding human performance issues in health and social care a
The purpose of this online event is to demonstrate how human factors as a discipline can help address Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) issues.
This webinar will explore the different situations that give rise to EDI issues, including the impact of equipment positioning on wheelchair users, the impact of open plan offices on neurodiverse people, and the impact of user interface language and terminology on people with communication difficulties. It will discuss the implications of these EDI issues, including the impact on the people directly experiencing them, as well as the wider im
A triennial event featuring over 200 sessions all available on demand plus 800 papers on over 30 themes from healthcare ergonomics, organisational design and management to biomechanics and human modelling and simulation. The Executive Panel will address the Congress theme "HF/E in a Connected World" which raises urgent scientific and professional challenges concerning human interaction with technology in the era of automated and ubiquitous cyber-physical technologies.
Aimed at Clinicians and Managers, this national virtual conference will provide a practical guide to human factors in healthcare, and how a human factors approach can improve patient care, quality, process and safety.