Book/Report

Selecting Safe and Easier to Use Products for Healthcare Using Human Factors Specification and Checklists.

Selecting Safe and Easier to Use Products for Healthcare Using Human Factors Specification and Checklists. Buckinghamshire, UK.  Clinical Human Factors Group. April 2020.

Poor equipment and device choices increase the potential for user errors that contribute to unintended patient harm. Human factors considerations help to identify and avoid risks as part of the equipment and device procurement process. This report guides decision- making in three areas: determining when human factors expertise is required, developing a human factors specification and evaluating potential choices with those specifications in mind. A collection of checklists to guide safe procurement is included.