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Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare

1st Edition

Edited by Vincent G. Duffy

CRC Press

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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.

Table of Contents

Section I. Assessing Ergonomic Characteristics in Biomedical Technologies

A Multifactorial Approach and Method for Assessing Ergonomic Characteristics in Biomedical Technologies, G. Andreoni, F. Costa, M. Mazzola, M. Fusca, M. Romero, E. Carniglia, D. Zambarbieri, and G. Santambrogio

Case Study of Integrated Ergonomic Assessment of a Portable Ultrasound System, L. Forzoni, N. Guraschi, C. Fertino, M. Delpiano, G. Santambrogio, G. Baselli, F. Costa, M. Romero, and G. Andreoni

Co-Designing Better Work Organization in Healthcare, J. Garde and M. van der Voort

A Smart Wearable Prototype for Fetal Monitoring, A. Fanelli, M. Signorini, P. Perego, G. Magenes, and G. Andreoni

Section II. Communications, Systems Support and Healthcare Informatics

Human Factors Considerations for a Reusable Medical Equipment Reprocessing Support System, N. Lightner, R. Ellis, S. Yee, K. Yang, and W. Jordan

Contemporary Configuration of the Medicine Package Leaflet: Changes in the Ergonomics of a Technical Scientific Object, P. Lopes Fujita, C. José Saldanha Machado, and M. de Oliveira Teixeira

The Construction of the Educational Program of the Problem Solving Thinking Based on the Management System (HACCP), M. Nozaki, Y. Kikuchi, S. Yasuoka, N. Imajo and S. Kojima

Food for the Heart: Lessons Learned While Designing a Visual Decision Support System for Patients with Coronary Heart Disease, B. Kwon, Z. Dong, K. Yehle, K. Plake, L. Yahiro, S. Kranz, and J. Yi

Social Media for the Ehealth Context. A Requirement Assessment, A. Schaar, A. Calero Valdez, and M. Ziefle

A New Collaborative Tool for Visually Understanding National Health Indicators, S. Xu, B. Jewell, C. Steed, and J. Schryver

Sociotechnical Considerations in the Delivery of Care to the Frail Elderly at Home, K. Eason and P. Waterson

Explorative Web Development for using ICF as Patient Classification Tool on the Rare Disease of ALS, R. Elze, C. Zinke and K.-P. Fähnrich

Section III. How to Improve Quality of Ergonomics in Healthcare

Can Inclusive Environmental Design Be Achieved in Acute Hospitals? S. Hignett

Workshop Concept "Fabrica Medica®" - Enhancing Collaborative Work in Heterogeneous Design Teams, B. Podtschaske, D. Fuchs, and W. Friesdorf

System Ergonomic Analysis, Evaluation and Design of Structures and Work Processes in Healthcare, D. Fuchs, B. Podtschaske, W. Koller, M. Stahl, and W. Friesdorf

Supporting Structures for Information Transfer in ICUs, G. Yücel Höge, Turkey/Germany, D. Fuchs, Germany, W. Koller, and W. Friesdorf

Improving Patient Safety through an Ergonomic Technical Solution, M. Stahl, N. Böhning, L. Kroll, B. Kujumdshieva-Böhning, R. Somasundaram, and W. Friesdorf

Structures and Processes in Health Care Systems: Lessons Learned from the VA HealtheVet Portal, K. Nazi

Section IV. Physical Aspects and Risk Factors for Patients and Caregivers

Identifying and Evaluating Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Disorders in Equine Veterinary Work, M. Rogers, D. Kaber, and K. Taylor

An Aspect Designing an Ergonomic Dentist’s Room: Survey of Appropriate Room Design among Dentists, A. Bal, C. Salkin, and E. Bolturk

Musculoskeletal Symptoms, Stress and Work Organizational Aspects in Hospital Nursing Activities, A. Silva, F. Foltran, R. Moreira, C. Moriguchi, M. Batistão, and H. Coury

Evaluation of Bamboo Charcoal Effect to Comfort Based on Physiological Data, K. Takao, N. Kuwahara, and N. Kida

Environmental Audit of UK Hospitals to Design Safer Facilities for Frail and/or Confused Older People, S. Hignett

Extreme Makeover: Ergonomic Challenges and Solutions in a Gastroenterology Clinic, Y.-L. Yeung and K. Monsees

Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk in Clinical Gastroenterology, T. James and D. Tendler

Rapid Improvement Event to Prevent Patient Falls, L. Wolf, E. Costantinou, P. Matt, and L. Schulte

Design for Patient Safety - Considering a Patient Safety Risk Assessment, E. Taylor, A. Joseph, and X. Quan

Ergonomic Issues of Computer Use in a Major Healthcare System, A. Hedge and T. James

Physical and Mental Burden of Caregivers in Providing Bathing Assistance, A. Yamamoto, M. Matsuyama, H. Kamoi, R. Yamamoto, N. Kuwahara, and N. Kida

Slip, 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, M. Kimura, H. Yoneshige, M. Ohkura, and F. Tsuchiya

Testing of a Voluntary Patient Safety Reporting System by Think-Aloud Protocols: Will a Common Format Help Quality and Efficient Reporting? L. Hua and Y. Gong

The Study on Drug/Medical Device Recall Data (II) Analyses on Data in United States, T. Nagata, R. Okuya, M. Kimura, M. Ohkura, and F. Tsuchiya

The Relation Between Task Errors and the Graphic Representation of Information in Medicine Inserts in Brazil, C. Spinillo, S. Padovani, and C. Lanzoni

How to Bring Your Doctor Home. User-Centered Design of a Telemedical Consultation Service with Special Focus on Trust Building, S. Beul, M. Ziefle, and E.-M. Jakobs

A Human-Centered Design for Supporting Long Term Care Management, A. Chandra and Y. Gong

Reducing Interruptions, Distractions and Errors in Healthcare, G. Sculli and A. Fore

Identifying and Modeling Perceptions of Risk Factors in Hand Hygiene during Healthcare Operations, K. Taylor and D. Kaber

Workflow Characterization in Busy Urban Primary Care and Emergency Room Settings: Implications for Clinical Information Systems Design, A. Zafar and M. Lehto

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, A. Schultz, M. Aust, D. Buechel, N. Neumann, and H. Hoffmann

Systematic Application of Usability Engineering in Medical Device Development, D. Büchel, S. Hacker, T. Paschenda, A. Raeker, S. Stoll, and J. Schaper

Systematical Improvement of an Anesthesia Workstation Considering Physical and Mental Workload, S. Pfeffer and T. Maier

The UCD of the Touch Screen Graphical Interface on the Domestic Unit of a In-Home Telemonitoring System, C. Dinardo

User-Centered Requirements for Health Information Technology: Case Study in Cardiac Surgery, R. Santos and J. Fragata

Design, Usability and Staff Training – What is More Important? U. Matern

Implementation of a VA Patient-Centered Prescription Label, K. Trettin, and E. Narus

Section VII. Human Modeling and Patient Users of Medical Devices

A case study for the Inclusion of Adolescents in Medical Device Design, A. Lang, J. Martin, S. Sharples, and J. Crowe

The Use of Vignettes for Conducting Healthcare Research, D. Keane, A. Lang, M. Craven, and S. Sharples

A Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of Leaflets and Videos to Educate Low-Literacy Mothers to Take Care of Their Newborn Babies, Y.-L. Hung, and S. Li

Improving the Patient Pathway in Prosthetic Rehabilitation, G. Smalley and L. Clift

Digital Graffiti: An Augmented Reality Solution for Environment Marking, J. Sausman, K. Sharma, A. Samoylov, S. Regli, P. Tremoulet, and K. Stibler

Brain Activation Pattern During Passive Exercise with and without Active Exercise, T. Hitomi and H. Hagiwara

Spine Compression Characteristics Associated with Back Pain Symptoms of Healthcare Workers, U. Reischl, R. Goonetilleke, Hong Kong, and C. Swoboda

3D Vision Gaze with Simultaneous Measurements of Accommodation and Convergence among Young and Middle-Aged Subjects, M. Miyao, A. Hasegawa, S. Hasegawa, T. Shiomi, H. Hori, and H. Takada

Assessment of a Virtual Reality-Based Haptic Simulation for Motor Skill Training, M. Clamann, G.-H. Gil, D. Kaber, B. Zhu, M. Swangnetr, W. Jeon, Y. Zhang, X. Qin, W. Ma, L. Tupler, and Y.-S. Lee

Section VIII. Measures and Validation in Healthcare

Development of Moderators and Measuring Criteria in Healthcare TAM Research, B. Cheol and V. Duffy

Value-Motivational Structure of Individuals in Their Relationship with Post-Traumatic Functional Reliability in Particular Occupations, E. Lazenbaya and J. Bessonova

Integrated Gesture Recognition Based Interface for People with Upper Extremity Mobility Impairments, H. Jiang, B. Duerstock, and J. Wachs

Using Computerized Technician Competency Validation to Improve Reusable Medical Equipment Reprocessing System Reliability, K. Yang, N. Lightner, S. Yee, M. Fard, and W. Jordan

Validity Verification of Coloring Recreation Taken Place at Pay Nursing Home, S. Kawabata, M. Nasu, A. Yamamoto, Y. Kida , N. Kuwahara, and H. Hamada

Design Validation of Ergonomics through Immersive Interaction Based on Haptic Devices and Virtual Reality, C. Dinardo and L. Rizzi

Section IX. Medical Devices and Special Populations

Anthropometric and Scoliosis Survey for Children with Physical and Mental Disabilities, C.-Y. Wu, T.-H. Chen, and M.-J. Wang

Human Factors Evaluation of Medical Equipment Reprocessing Instructions, R. Ellis, S. Yee, N. Lightner, K. Yang, and W. Jordan

A proposal of the Database Schema of a Drug Composition Database to Generate Drug Package Inserts, R. Okuya, H. Ishida, K. Nabeta, M. Kimura, M. Ohkura, and F. Tsuchiya

Sensors as an Evaluative Tool for Independent Living, K. Woo, V. Ganev, E. Stroulia, I. Nikolaidis, L. Liu, and R. Lederer

Section X. Collaboration and Learning in Healthcare Systems

Capturing team mental models in complex healthcare environments, C. Kramer, G. Dubé, A. Parush, E. Breton, G. Chiniara, M. Weiss, and S. Tremblay

Computer supported collaboration in health care, J. Chakraborty, D. Ho and A. Norcio – A knowledge model of the service system on the rare disease, R. Elze, M. Martin and K.-P. Fähnrich

A review of sensory feedback and skill learning for rehabilitation, B. Zhu and D. Kaber

Supporting occupational health and safety at the workplace of people with cognitive impairments with a speech driven interaction system, B. Tannert, S. Zare, M. Lund and S. Wilske

Section XI. Organizational Aspects in Healthcare

Interdisciplinary Interactions in Cross-Functional Collaborative Prototyping at a Pediatric Hospital, C. Campbell, A. Parush, and T. Garvey

Incorporating Human System Integration into the Evacuation of Individuals with Disabilities, M. Boyce and J. Smither

Management of Medical Equipment Reprocessing Procedures: A Human Factors/System Reliability Perspective, R. Ellis, M. Fard, K. Yang, W. Jordan, N. Lightner, and S. Yee

Measuring Employee Safety Culture in Rural Nursing Home Settings: A Literature Review, Y. Wang and B. Millet

Ergonomics and Occupational Health And Safety: A Cost-Benefit Analysis Model, D. Ramos, P. Arezes, and P. Afonso

Human-Canine Interactions with Supportive Technologies, C. Kussalanant, J. Takamura, D. Shin, and W. Burleson

Knowledge Management of Healthcare Team Using Clinical-Pathway Case Study in Hospital of Miyazaki University, T. Yamazaki, M. Suzuki, K. Araki, and Y. Kai, Japan

Index of Authors

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