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Introduction to Human Factors in Healthcare

Introduction to Human Factors in Healthcare

Member price: $99.00 | Price: $110.00
28 Nov 2023, 12PM - 2PM
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Develop skills and awareness in human factors and their contribution to systems where errors can proliferate. Learn techniques in how to mitigate human factors and build more reliable processes.

The Introduction to Human Factors in Healthcare interactive training 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.

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Cancellation Policy
The ACHS reserves the right to cancel any program.  Full registration will be refunded if a program is cancelled or oversubscribed.
Cancellations received in writing by ACHS more than 7 days prior to the event will be accepted and all fees refunded less 10% (ex GST) of the total cost of the training. Cancellations received within 7 days of the event will not be refunded, however, transfer of your registration to another person is acceptable.
Key Outcomes
  • Defining human factors
  • Examples of human factors in health care
  • Link human factors with undertaking investigations
  • Situational awareness
  • Strategies for diagnostic error and cognitive bias
  • Useful human factors resources
Who should attend
Health care professionals including:
  • Executives
  • Frontline clinical staff
  • Patient safety specialists
  • Quality improvement professionals
  • Departmental or unit team managers
  • Senior managers
and all of whom have responsibilities for ensuring continuous improvement in quality and safety following incident analysis.
Associate Professor Peter Hibbert
Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University; University of South Australia
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What previous participants have said
"This presentation was a salient reminder of the power of prompt, clear and professional communication in the work place - and the safe difference this can make. Thankyou."  Katherine Polain, Clinical Nurse Consultant Rehabilitation, Orange Health Service

"It was practical information that can be put in to action in the workplace. It has made me consider the quality of some recent RCA recommendations and evaluate if they are strong or weak, with the goal of considering how to strengthen them for a safer health service." Michelle Jenkins, CNC Safety and Quality
"Easy to follow, concise and repeatable - good to share the 'no blame' concept with staff."
Tor Eaton, MET nurse consultant
"Awesome insight into human factors and healthcare."
Rory Trawber, Director Simulation, Fiona Stanley Hospital