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Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, Second Edition (Human Factors and Ergonomics)

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The first edition of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety took the medical and ergonomics communities by storm with in-depth coverage of human factors and ergonomics research, concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions and how they can be applied in health care. Other books focus on particular human factors and ergonomics issues such as human error or design of medical devices or a specific application such as emergency medicine. This book draws on both areas to provide a compendium of human factors and ergonomics issues relevant to health care and patient safety.

The second edition takes a more practical approach with coverage of methods, interventions, and applications and a greater range of domains such as medication safety, surgery, anesthesia, and infection prevention. New topics include:

  • work schedules
  • error recovery
  • telemedicine
  • workflow analysis
  • simulation
  • health information technology development and design
  • patient safety management

Reflecting developments and advances in the five years since the first edition, the book explores medical technology and telemedicine and puts a special emphasis on the contributions of human factors and ergonomics to the improvement of patient safety and quality of care. In order to take patient safety to the next level, collaboration between human factors professionals and health care providers must occur. This book brings both groups closer to achieving that goal.

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This handbook offers a reference on human factors and ergonomics concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions as they can be applied to healthcare delivery in order to minimize medical errors and maximize patient safety and satisfaction. The book also gives ideas for reducing stress and workload and increasing the well-being of healthcare personnel. The book's international contributors have backgrounds in academia, the healthcare industry, and government agencies. Material is presented in sections on macroergonomics and systems, job and organizational design, physical ergonomics, technology, human error, and methods and interventions in human factors and ergonomics. The book's final section presents applications. The readership includes healthcare employees and managers, human factors specialists, hospital administrators and leaders, and healthcare policy makers. Carayon teaches in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439830338
Author:
Carayon, Pascale (edt)
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
Carayon, Pascale
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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