This interactive, two--day workshop focuses on the use of human factors engineering methods to identify and mitigate patient safety hazards in your health care setting. 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 has proven a powerful approach for 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.
Who Should Attend Patient safety specialists, quality improvement professionals, unit-based safety champions, frontline clinicians, clinical engineers, ergonomists, programmers, biomedical engineers, risk managers, regulatory affairs specialists, government agency personnel, anyone involved in evaluating, approving or procuring medical devices or health IT systems
Hilton Baltimore401 W. Pratt St.Baltimore, Maryland 21201443-573-8700
Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute