Ergonomics & Human Factors from CRC Press - Page 1Patient Safety Primer. An obstetric nurse connects a bag of pain medication intended for an epidural catheter to the mother's intravenous IV line, resulting in a fatal cardiac arrest. Newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit are given full-dose heparin instead of low-dose flushes, leading to three deaths from intracranial bleeding. An elderly man experiences cardiac arrest while hospitalized, but when the code blue team arrives, they are unable to administer a potentially life-saving shock because the defibrillator pads and the defibrillator itself cannot be physically connected. Busy health care workers rely on equipment to carry out life-saving interventions, with the underlying assumption that technology will improve outcomes. But as these examples illustrate, the interaction between workers, the equipment, and their environment can actually increase the risk of disastrous errors. Each of these safety hazards ultimately was attributed to a relatively simple, yet overlooked problem with equipment design.
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Now, there is such a book, but several tools and techniques are commonly used as human factors approaches to addressing safety issues. Applications of Human Factors Engineering to Improving Safety The very nature of human factors engineering precludes "one size fits all" solutions. It covers concepts of psychological research and data analysis and shows how these tools are used in the development fadtors new psychological knowledge.
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