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Human factors and quality improvement in the emergency department: reducing potential errors in blood collection.
Bashkin O, Caspi S, Swissa A, Amedi A, Zornano S, Stalnikowicz R. J Patient Saf. 2016 Feb 18; [Epub ahead of print].
This pre-post study found that a human factors approach improved blood collection procedures in the emergency department, which is important for preventing adverse events such as transfusion errors. This demonstrates the benefits of applying human factors engineering in patient safety efforts across health care settings.
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Special Section on Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Operating Room: Contributions That Advance Surgical Practice.
Hallbeck MS, Paquet V, eds. Appl Ergon. 2019;78:248-308.
Surgery requires specialized approaches to understand and prevent failure. This special issue features the work of multidisciplinary research teams that explored human factors and ergonomic concerns in the operating room that affect communication between robotic-assisted surgery teams, physical resilience of teams, instrument design and use, and poor implementation of briefings as improvement opportunities.