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Title: Safer anaesthetic rooms: Human factors/ergonomics analysis of work practices
Authors: Davis, Marie
Hignett, Sue
Hillier, Steve
Hames, Nicky
Hodder, S.G.
Keywords: Anaesthesia
Design errors
Human factors/Ergonomics
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © The Association for Perioperative Practice
Citation: Davis, M. ...et al., Safer anaesthetic rooms: Human factors/ergonomics analysis of work practices. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 26(12) pp.274-280.
Abstract: Aim: To analyse the design of anaesthetic rooms (AR) using Human Factors & Ergonomics (HFE) methods. Methods: Hierarchical Task Analysis, Link Analysis and Anthropometry. Findings: Several latent design errors negatively affect drug and patient preparation tasks. Recommendations include AR layout design modifications and system level changes. Discussion: HFE principles provide generic recommendations but specific design details may not be generalizable. Conclusion: Further research is needed to explore the implementation of system changes.
Description: This paper is reproduced with kind permission of the publisher.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22324
Publisher Link: http://www.afpp.org.uk/books-journals/journal_archive
ISSN: 1750-4589
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