Now more than ever, the design of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery has taken center stage. And the importance of human factors and ergonomics in achieving this goal can’t be ignored. Underlining the utility of research in achieving effective design, Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare discusses how human factors and ergonomics principles can be applied to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. Topics include the design of work environments to improve satisfaction and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, and professionals.
The book explores new approaches for improving healthcare devices such as portable ultrasound systems, better work design, and effective communications and systems support. It also examines healthcare informatics for the public and usability for patient users, building on results from usability studies for medical personnel. Several chapters explore quality and safety while others examine medical error for risk factors and information transfer in error reduction. The book provides an integrated review of physical, cognitive, and organizational aspects that facilitates a systems approach to implementation. These features and more allow practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of the issues in healthcare delivery and the role ergonomics and human factors can play in solving them.
Section I. Assessing Ergonomic Characteristics in Biomedical Technologies A Multifactorial Approach and Method for Assessing Ergonomic Characteristics in Biomedical Technologies, Case Study of Integrated Ergonomic Assessment of a Portable Ultrasound System, Co-Designing Better Work Organization in Healthcare, A Smart Wearable Prototype for Fetal Monitoring, Section II. Communications, Systems Support and Healthcare Informatics Human Factors Considerations for a Reusable Medical Equipment Reprocessing Support System, Contemporary Configuration of the Medicine Package Leaflet: Changes in the Ergonomics of a Technical Scientific Object, The Construction of the Educational Program of the Problem Solving Thinking Based on the Management System (HACCP), Food for the Heart: Lessons Learned While Designing a Visual Decision Support System for Patients with Coronary Heart Disease, Social Media for the Ehealth Context. A Requirement Assessment, A New Collaborative Tool for Visually Understanding National Health Indicators, Sociotechnical Considerations in the Delivery of Care to the Frail Elderly at Home,Explorative Web Development for using ICF as Patient Classification Tool on the Rare Disease of ALS, Section III. How to Improve Quality of Ergonomics in Healthcare Can Inclusive Environmental Design Be Achieved in Acute Hospitals? Workshop Concept "Fabrica Medica (R)" - Enhancing Collaborative Work in Heterogeneous Design Teams, rf System Ergonomic Analysis, Evaluation and Design of Structures and Work Processes in Healthcare, Supporting Structures for Information Transfer in ICUs, Turkey/Germany, D. Fuchs, Germany, Improving Patient Safety through an Ergonomic Technical Solution, Structures and Processes in Health Care Systems: Lessons Learned from the VA HealtheVet Portal, Section IV. Physical Aspects and Risk Factors for Patients and Caregivers Identifying and Evaluating Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders in Equine Veterinary Work, An Aspect Designing an Ergonomic Dentist's Room: Survey of Appropriate Room Design among Dentists, Musculoskeletal Symptoms, Stress and Work Organizational Aspects in Hospital Nursing Activities, Evaluation of Bamboo Charcoal Effect to Comfort Based on Physiological Data, Environmental Audit of UK Hospitals to Design Safer Facilities for Frail and/or Confused Older People, Extreme Makeover: Ergonomic Challenges and Solutions in a Gastroenterology Clinic, Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk in Clinical Gastroenterology, Rapid Improvement Event to Prevent Patient Falls, Design for Patient Safety - Considering a Patient Safety Risk Assessment, Ergonomic Issues of Computer Use in a Major Healthcare System, Physical and Mental Burden of Caregivers in Providing Bathing Assistance, Trip, and Fall Prevention for Health Workers in the Operation Room, K. Shinohara Section V. Patient Care, Patient Safety and Medical Error The Study of Drug/Medical Device Recall Data (I) - Analyses on Recall Data in Japan, Testing of a Voluntary Patient Safety Reporting System by Think-Aloud Protocols: Will a Common Format Help Quality and Efficient Reporting? The Study on Drug/Medical Device Recall Data (II) Analyses on Data in United States, The Relation Between Task Errors and the Graphic Representation of Information in Medicine Inserts in Brazil, How to Bring Your Doctor Home. User-Centered Design of a Telemedical Consultation Service with Special Focus on Trust Building, A Human-Centered Design for Supporting Long Term Care Management, Reducing Interruptions, Distractions and Errors in Healthcare, Identifying and Modeling Perceptions of Risk Factors in Hand Hygiene during Healthcare Operations, Workflow Characterization in Busy Urban Primary Care and Emergency Room Settings: Implications for Clinical Information Systems Design, Testing the Systems and Error Analysis Bundle for Healthcare Using a "Prescription Administration Process in a Cardiothoracic Unit" Case-Study, L. Chadwick, E. Fallon, and W. van der Putten Section VI. Medical User Centered Design Implementation of Usability Engineering Process in a Business Concern, ASystematic Application of Usability Engineering in Medical Device Development, Systematical Improvement of an Anesthesia Workstation Considering Physical and Mental Workload, The UCD of the Touch Screen Graphical Interface on the Domestic Unit of a In-Home Telemonitoring System, User-Centered Requirements for Health Information Technology: Case Study in Cardiac Surgery, Design, Usability and Staff Training - What is More Important? U. Matern Implementation of a VA Patient-Centered Prescription Label, Section VII. Human Modeling and Patient Users of Medical Devices A case study for the Inclusion of Adolescents in Medical Device Design, The Use of Vignettes for Conducting Healthcare Research, A Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of Leaflets and Videos to Educate Low-Literacy Mothers to Take Care of Their Newborn Babies, Improving the Patient Pathway in Prosthetic Rehabilitation, Digital Graffiti: An Augmented Reality Solution for Environment Marking, Brain Activation Pattern During Passive Exercise with and without Active Exercise, Spine Compression Characteristics Associated with Back Pain Symptoms of Healthcare Workers, Hong Kong, and C. Swoboda 3D Vision Gaze with Simultaneous Measurements of Accommodation and Convergence among Young and Middle-Aged Subjects, Assessment of a Virtual Reality-Based Haptic Simulation for Motor Skill Training, Section VIII. Measures and Validation in Healthcare Development of Moderators and Measuring Criteria in Healthcare TAM Research, Value-Motivational Structure of Individuals in Their Relationship with Post-Traumatic Functional Reliability in Particular Occupations, Integrated Gesture Recognition Based Interface for People with Upper Extremity Mobility Impairments, Using Computerized Technician Competency Validation to Improve Reusable Medical Equipment Reprocessing System Reliability, Validity Verification of Coloring Recreation Taken Place at Pay Nursing Home, Design Validation of Ergonomics through Immersive Interaction Based on Haptic Devices and Virtual Reality, Section IX. Medical Devices and Special Populations Anthropometric and Scoliosis Survey for Children with Physical and Mental Disabilities, Human Factors Evaluation of Medical Equipment Reprocessing Instructions, A proposal of the Database Schema of a Drug Composition Database to Generate Drug Package Inserts, Sensors as an Evaluative Tool for Independent Living, Section X. Collaboration and Learning in Healthcare Systems Capturing team mental models in complex healthcare environments, Computer supported collaboration in health care, - A knowledge model of the service system on the rare disease, A review of sensory feedback and skill learning for rehabilitation, Supporting occupational health and safety at the workplace of people with cognitive impairments with a speech driven interaction system, Section XI. Organizational Aspects in Healthcare Interdisciplinary Interactions in Cross-Functional Collaborative Prototyping at a Pediatric Hospital, Incorporating Human System Integration into the Evacuation of Individuals with Disabilities, Management of Medical Equipment Reprocessing Procedures: A Human Factors/System Reliability Perspective, Measuring Employee Safety Culture in Rural Nursing Home Settings: A Literature Review, YErgonomics and Occupational Health And Safety: A Cost-Benefit Analysis Model, Human-Canine Interactions with Supportive Technologies, Knowledge Management of Healthcare Team Using Clinical-Pathway Case Study in Hospital of Miyazaki University, T