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Search results for "Human Factors Engineering"
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Paris, France: OECD Publishing; 2019. ISBN: 978926474260.
The overprescribing of prescription opioids heightens the likelihood of opioid dependence and harm. This report shares data from 25 countries to provide a baseline for the current crisis. The publication illustrates the complexity of the opioid epidemic and suggests that system-focused multisector strategies are required to address the problem.
Bruno MA. New York, NY: Oxford University Press; 2019. ISBN: 9780190665395.
Despite enhancements in medical imaging technology, diagnostic radiologists are still susceptible to uncertainty, bias, and overconfidence that hinder accurate image assessment. Discussing the scope and impact of human error in diagnostic radiology, this book explores the future of advanced information technologies in diagnostic radiology and provides recommendations to reduce the effect of human fallibility on imaging interpretation.
Utilizing a Systems and Design Thinking Approach for Improving Well-Being Within Health Professional Education and Health Care.
Kreitzer MJ, Carter K, Coffey DS, et al. NAM Perspectives. Washington, DC: National Academy of Medicine; 2019.
Burnout can diminish the safety of clinicians, students, health care workers, and patients. This report suggests institutions apply design thinking and systems thinking methods to develop interventions to reduce burnout and stress. A past Annual Perspective covered the impact of burnout on patient safety.
Clearfield C, Tilcsik A. New York, NY: Penguin Press; 2018. ISBN: 978-0735222632.
Complex systems are prone to failure. This book provides a multi-industry discussion of factors that contribute to failure. The authors highlight how complexity can exacerbate problems, small glitches can manifest themselves in large-scale failure, and poorly designed safety strategies can unintentionally contribute to harm. Recommended strategies to manage risks include those utilized in patient safety work, such as multidisciplinary teamwork, process design, and systems thinking.
Dallas, TX: Facilities Guidelines Institute; 2018.
These updated guidelines include design changes, such as the adoption of private rooms to reduce medical error, interruptions, and hospital-acquired infections. The 2018 edition was developed as a 3-volume set covering hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities. Each provides information on design elements that enhance safety. The material also includes risk assessments to identify space concerns that could lead to unsafe conditions.
Frankel A, Haraden C, Federico F, Lenoci-Edwards J. Cambridge, MA: Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Safe & Reliable Healthcare; 2017.
A systems approach to safety can achieve lasting improvements in health care. This report presents a nine-component framework that emphasizes elements of the learning health care system and safety culture to guide organizations toward improvement. The authors emphasize the importance of engaging patients and their families as members of the care team.
Reason J. Farnham Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing; 2013. ISBN: 9781472418418.
This publication offers insights from James Reason about how human error concepts can be applied to augment system safety.
Roundtable on Joy and Meaning in Work and Workforce Safety, The Lucian Leape Institute. Boston, MA: National Patient Safety Foundation; 2013.
This report highlights how working conditions can affect health care workers and recommends seven strategies for organizations to improve workplace safety.
Committee on Patient Safety and Health Information Technology, Board on Health Care Services, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2011. ISBN: 9780309221122.
Although health information technology (IT) holds great promise for improving patient safety, many of the purported benefits have not yet been realized, and an ever-lengthening list of implementation problems and unintended consequences have been documented. This Institute of Medicine report states that "the current state of safety and health IT is not acceptable" and discusses various safety issues associated with health IT. The report contains a series of recommendations for evaluating and monitoring the safety of health IT, ranging from greater attention to interoperability and human factors engineering in the health IT design process to revisiting the "hold harmless" clause that currently limits health IT vendor liability should systems fail. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently published an online guide to reducing safety consequences of electronic health records.
Dhillon BS. New York, NY: CRC Press; 2011. ISBN: 9781439873861.
This book explains how to handle patient safety and human error–related problems through engineering methods.
Dekker S. New York, NY: CRC Press; 2011. ISBN: 1439852251.
This book explores the complexity of patient safety improvement through the lens of human factors engineering and provides practical avenues for its application.
Parush A, Campbell C, Hunter A, et al. Ottawa, Ontario: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; 2011. ISBN: 9781926588100.
This publication provides training to improve situational awareness and patient safety.
Spath PL, ed. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; 2011. ISBN: 9780470502402.
Error Reduction in Health Care remains one of the few comprehensive textbooks in patient safety. This updated edition covers key concepts in safety, beginning with the systems approach and the role of human factors engineering in patient safety. Also included are sections on measurement and interpretation of safety data, error analysis techniques, and approaches to improving patient safety (e.g., teamwork training and developing a culture of safety). The book's chapters are authored by experts in the field and strike a balance between background theory and practical approaches to reducing preventable adverse events.
Edmonton, AB, Canada: Canadian Patient Safety Institute; March 2011.
Explaining the importance of hand hygiene in the health care setting, this publication provides strategies for patients and families to prevent spreading health care–associated infections.
Sculli GL, Sine DM. Danvers, MA: HCPro, Inc; 2011. ISBN: 9781601467836.
This book describes how to apply aviation communication tactics to nursing practice.
Vancheri C; Roundtable on Health Literacy; Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2010. ISBN-10: 0309159318.
This publication summarizes the content delivered at a workshop discussing the FDA's Safe Use Initiative and other medication label improvement programs.
Olson S. Committee on the Role of Human Factors in Home Healthcare, National Research Council. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2010.
This publication summarizes content from a 2009 AHRQ-funded workshop that explored the effect of behavior and human factors on home health care quality and safety.
Woods DD, Dekker S, Cook R, Johannesen L, Sarter N. Burlington, VT: Ashgate; 2010. ISBN: 9780754678335.
"Human error," the authors of this book argue, is an inherently misleading term. Drawing on the field of complexity science, the authors contend that viewing error as a definable and measurable entity fails to account for the complex social and organizational dynamics that allow errors to occur. In this viewpoint, approaches to improving patient safety that focus on measuring adverse events and limiting variability are inherently limited, as they only measure practitioners' behaviors and do not account for the organizational characteristics and influences that establish a culture of safety. The book uses insights from high-reliability organizations and the field of human factors engineering to establish a new paradigm for analyzing safety across a variety of industries.
Gosbee JW, Gosbee LL, eds. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources; 2010. ISBN: 9781599404110.
This book provides a general introduction to human factors engineering and uses case studies to illustrate its importance as a tool for improving safety.
Croskerry P, Cosby KS, Schenkel SM, Wears RL, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2009. ISBN: 9780781777278.
The pace, diversity, and scope of an emergency department (ED) create a setting particularly prone to medical error. This comprehensive textbook provides important information on developing and advancing patient safety in emergency medicine, including relevant content on the ED setting, medical errors, organizational approaches to safety, teamwork, education, and human performance. The target audience is primarily emergency physicians and administrators but likely would extend to other allied health professionals and patient safety advocates. This textbook sets a foundation for the establishment of patient safety practices within emergency medicine.