The AHRQ PSNet Collection comprises an extensive selection of resources relevant to the patient safety community. These resources come in a variety of formats, including literature, research, tools, and Web sites. Resources are identified using the National Library of Medicine’s Medline database, various news and content aggregators, and the expertise of the AHRQ PSNet editorial and technical teams.
Hayden EM, Wong AH, Ackerman J, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2018;25:221-229.
Human factors engineering is an approach to improve safety of care processes. This commentary provides an overview of human factors research in health care and barriers to its use. The authors discuss how applying human factors using simulation can improve emergency medicine and spotlight the importance of demonstrating its impact on outcomes.
Kerner RL, Gallo K, Cassara M, et al. Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 2016;11.
Adapted from aviation, simulation is used in health care as a key patient safety strategy. This study described the use of a broad simulation curriculum to ensure clinicians had technical and procedural skills prior to opening a new freestanding emergency department.