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Journal Article

Overcoming COVID-19: what can human factors and ergonomics offer?

Gurses AP, Tschudy MM, McGrath-Morrow S, et al. J Patient Saf Risk Manag. 2020;25(2):49-54.

This commentary describes how human factors and ergonomics can contribute to the COVID-19 pandemic response, using the example of workflow redesigns in a pediatric ambulatory care clinic.  The authors discus Just-in-time (JIT) training, adapting workflow processes, identifying potential failure modes and safety hazards, and revisions to protocols and processes to provide safe care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.