Stuck in a lift
This series of blogs has been characterised by writers of great wit and wisdom, with references to Socrates, Oscar Wilde and more. As the latest incumbent, I feel a great trust has been placed upon me to maintain the standard. That I plan to completely abuse by telling you about the time I was stuck in a lift in my underpants.
For the sake of probity, I should point out that they were highly respectable underpants. The sort of multi-purpose item that is sold in high-end camping shops as suitable for underwear/swimming/signal flags. That information is entirely irreleva
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.
This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Mr Perbinder Grewal, will guide you in how to use Human Factors in your workplace. All medical and non-medical staff should attend.
Leadership in the NHS is the responsibility of all staff. Understanding human factors will allow healthcare to enhance performance, culture and organisation. It can be used to assess why things go wrong and how to implement change to prevent it from happening again or mitigate the risks.
Perbinder Grewal is a Consultant Surgeon. He is a human factors and patient safety trainer. He leads on medical education both l
This virtual masterclass, facilitated by Mr Perbinder Grewal, will focus on Patient Safety and how to setup a proactive safety culture. It will look at what patient safety is and how we can set up and improve the safety culture. It will look at Human Factors and how we can mitigate some of the common errors. Can we have a system with zero patient safety incidents or errors?
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After watching the video, participants should be better prepared to:
Acquire an understanding of the concept of a "medical error".
Appreciate the safety movement.
Understand the culture of safety.
Illustrate real examples of adverse events and their sequelae.
Identify a high reliability organisation.
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.
Many aspects presented in the Patient Safety Learning blog will resonate with staff working in healthcare.
Nurses, midwives and doctors want to provide the best possible care. At the heart of healthcare are patients. Competent professionals care for them using tools and technology, performing tasks in a particular environment. In addition to good training and patient safety culture, it makes sense to design the equipment and workflow for the users to optimise performance and well-being.
However, quite often it is evident that medical instruments and devices, as well as equipment suc
Martin has managed over the course of his blogs to open our eyes to the world of Human Factors (HF) and, in particular, the area of HF within the medical world. What hasn’t been touched on yet is the topic of fatigue. Why am I mentioning this dreaded word, you ask. Well, unfortunately it impacts all of us. In fact, I would be prepared to bet a lot of money that we have all experienced fatigue at some point. And I will point out that I am not a gambling person, so hopefully that indicates to you how certain I am, but also unfortunately points out the prevalence.
Right now we’re all under
This project was commissioned because of an issue with multiple medicines records being held by different agencies for local children with complex needs and at the end of life. The project was highly commended by NICE and a poster was presented at the NICE Annual Conference in 2015 (see poster below).
This duplication of records was believed to be a major risk factor for medicines errors and a waste of clinical time. It also meant that parents needed to repeat information about their children’s medicines time and again, as they accessed services, including inpatient services, tertiary cen