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Title: Safer anaesthetic rooms: a macro ergonomic space analysis using hierarchical task analysis
Authors: Hignett, Sue
Davis, Marie
Hillier, Steve
Hames, Nicky
Hodder, S.G.
Keywords: Human Factors
Patient safety
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: HIGNETT, S.M. ... et al, 2015. Safer anaesthetic rooms: a macro ergonomic space analysis using hierarchical task analysis. European Healthcare Design Conference, Royal College of Physicians, London, 22nd-23rd June 2015.
Abstract: The physical environment of healthcare facilities has a significant impact on the safety and effectiveness of healthcare services and has been linked to errors, inadequate care, inefficient systems, operational failure and wastage. The adverse effects of human error in anaesthetic practice have been recognized for many years and it has been suggested that changes to the anaesthetic workspace could contribute to a reduction in these errors. This poster will describe a project using 2 ergonomics methods (Hierarchical Task Analysis and Link Analysis) to investigate the tasks, human-environment interactions and latent design errors of the working environment of an anaesthetic room. The task is defined as starting with the planning and (re-)arrangement of the work space, preparing the anaesthetic drugs, preparing the patient, administering the anaesthetic and monitoring the patient before transfer into the Operating Room.
Description: This is a conference poster.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18489
Publisher Link: http://www.europeanhealthcaredesign.eu/
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