Articles and themes in this issue
Speak up... a powerful psychological safety indicator (Amy Edmonson)
Empty bags or to be filled? An article about medication safety by the mother of a person with autism living in adult residence
Patient safety report: Medstar health quality and safety vision
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. By a mobile intensive care unit composed of a nurse, an ED doctor and a driver
A vision of the health system in 10 years (Johannes Wacker)
Implementation of an innovative training program promoting checklists in intensive c
The book aims to provide well-founded, practical guidance to those responsible for leading and implementing human factors programmes and interventions in health and social care.
Chapter 2 objectives and learning outcomes:
To describe, in simple terms, the concept of organisational culture, and specifically how safety culture relates to this.
To recognise features of good safety culture.
To define key concepts of proactive risk management.
To briefly introduce the idea of safety management systems and safety cases.
To introduce methods for assessing safety c
They conclude there is sufficient reason to question the use of the Independent Double Check process. Following their findings they felt confident in returning to a single check process.
Read the full paper via the link below.
The ten principles explored are:
Understand people's needs and capabilities
Describe the tasks people do
Consider tools and equipment
Assess the physical environment
Analyse organisational structure and processes
Promote autonomy and professional growth
Focus on the needs of patients in the community
Facilitate communication across organisations
Monitor work-as-done and adapt to achieve sustainable change
Record and learn from feedback and events
Human factors for the pharmaceutical and device sectors needs to be a more important topic. Human performance impacts how all forms of medical products are manufactured, how hospital and community services work effectively, and how patients use medicines and drug-device combination products. Human factors can be used to improve the quality of products, efficiencies in processes, reduce errors, understand critical incidents and promote the well-being of staff and patients. However, like other areas of healthcare, human factors is generally not well established. The good news is that there is gr
After two years with virtual workshops due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are pleased to announce that the fifth International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice will be organised on site in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 7-9, 2022. The Workshop is organised by FRAMsynt. The workshop will begin with an optional half-day tutorial on Safety-II in Practice in the afternoon of September 7 (1330-1730 BST), and continue with two days of meetings and discussions from September 8 (0830-1700 BST) to September 9 (0830-1500 BST). There will be a walking tour of Edinburgh old town (hosted by Steven Shorroc
The book aims to provide well-founded, practical guidance to those responsible for leading and implementing human factors programmes and interventions in health and social care. It's structured around the different levels of a system, where practitioners might place their focus. For each level, the nature of issues that are frequently addressed is given, followed by a characterisation of available human factors methods and approaches. Then, a selection of representative and important human factors methods and approaches is described in detail using a practical example, helping guide practition
Bringing together a community of human factors in patient safety advocates across Ireland and abroad, the annual Human Factors in Patient Safety Conference will offer the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insights from human factors experts.
The conference will include contributions from:
Martin Bromiley OBE, Founder of Clinical Human Factors Group UK – Listening Down to Develop your Safety Behaviours
Mr Peter Duffy, Consultant Urologist – Whistle in the Wind: a Personal Exploration of the Consequences of Whistleblowing in Healthcare
Professor Eva Doherty (Cha
The webinar starts with an introduction to the concept of near misses in healthcare and the challenges faced in learning from these near misses to improve safety. You will then hear how near misses are approached in rail and nuclear and how controls are developed in their processes.
Gain valuable insights from all three sectors: healthcare, rail and nuclear.
Hear discussion about defining near misses with respect to controls.
Learn how to build barriers in systems.