Human Factors

The ACHS Improvement Academy is pleased to provide an interactive training session on Introduction to Human Factors in Healthcare. 
 
This session focuses on the use of human factors methods to identify and mitigate system problems that cause human errors and patient safety hazards in health care. Basic principles and a variety of human factors tools are discussed and demonstrated through hands-on exercises and examples.
 
As health care delivery processes and technologies become increasingly complex, human factors engineering can be a powerful approach for proactively reducing harm. These methods can be applied to a range of patient safety improvement efforts, such as identifying design flaws in medical devices, enhancing caregiver-technology interaction, evaluating health information technology solutions, designing less error-prone processes of care, and improving the quality of root-cause analyses.

This training will be led by A/Prof Peter Hibbert. Peter started his health career as a physiotherapist working in Australia and the United Kingdom for 12 years. He was an author of the Care Track Australia study – the first population-based multi-condition study of the level of evidence-based care delivered to Australian patients.

This session is relevant for: health care professionals including executives, frontline clinical staff, patient safety specialists, quality improvement professionals, departmental or unit team managers, and senior managers and executives - all of whom have responsibilities for ensuring continuous improvement in quality and safety following incident analysis.

This training will offer opportunities for interaction via Zoom for the participants. For this to be effective there can only be one participant registered per device. 

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WHEN:    Wednesday, 3 February 2021 at 12:00 pm - 2 pm (AEDT)
COST:  
  • $99 inclusive 10% GST (Single Registration)
  • Organisations who register three or more participants, will be eligible for a 15% discount on each registration ($84.15)
DURATION:   2 Hours
HOST:   Associate Professor Peter Hibbert, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University; University of South Australia.
WHO:    Executives, frontline clinical staff, patient safety specialists, quality improvement professionals, departmental or unit team managers, and senior managers and executives - all of whom have responsibilities for ensuring continuous improvement in quality and safety following incident analysis.


Key Objectives:

  • To define human factors
  • To provide examples of human factors in health care
  • To link human factors with undertaking investigations
  • To discuss situational awareness
  • To discuss and provide strategies for diagnostic error and cognitive bias
  • To highlight useful human factors resources 

 

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Last Review Date 23 December 2020

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