Journal Article

A human factors subsystems approach to trauma care.

Catchpole K; Ley E; Wiegmann D; Blaha J; Shouhed D; Gangi A; Blocker R; Karl R; Karl C; Taggart B; Starnes B; Gewertz B.

Human factors analysis led to five system changes in trauma care: standardizing equipment storage, incorporating medical transport packs, using whiteboards, conducting pretrauma briefings, and performing teamwork training. Implementation of improved processes led to decreased treatment time and length of hospital stay, emphasizing the importance of human factors in enhancing safety and outcomes.