1st Edition

Bridging Research and Good Practices towards Patients Welfare Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS), Taipei, Taiwan, 23-26 June 2014

Edited By Yuh-Chuan Shih, Sheau-Farn Max Liang Copyright 2015

    Ergonomics is a human-centered discipline. This is particularly true for healthcare systems and patient safety where the human’s well-being will undergo critical impacts if solutions are not properly designed and practiced. Effective handling of these concerns involves knowledge from healthcare work (e.g., shift work, patient handling, and medical teamwork), to safety research (resilience, medical process control, intensive care, surgery/anesthesiology, and patient involvement), and to more general issues such as community participation in public affairs.
    To pursue the mission, the Healthcare System Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS) commenced its first conference in Florence, Italy in 2005. Following the founding success, HEPS became an IEA-sponsored event and the series subsequently took place in Strasbourg, France in 2008, and in Oviedo, Spain in 2011. The three remarkable conferences have forged a world-class platform for researchers and practitioners from around the globe to exchange and disseminate the knowledge in HEPS.
    This volume contains the selected papers presented at the Fourth International conference on HEPS, held from June 23 to 26, 2014 in Taiwan. The Fourth HEPS, organized by the Ergonomics Society of Taiwan (EST) and endorsed by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), aims to consolidate the knowledge bridged between ergonomics research and healthcare practices for the safety and welfare of patients. Researchers, professionals, and practitioners in ergonomics and healthcare around the world have shared their wisdom, experience, insights, and visions on past, current and future efforts in healthcare systems ergonomics and patient safety.
    The papers contributing to this book address the latest research, applications and practices in accordance with the theme of the conference, "Bridging Research and Good Practices towards Patients Welfare," and cover the following areas: "Aging and Healthcare System", "Healthcare, Mobil Application and Usability", "Safety, Hazards and MSDs", "Simulation, Modeling and Decision Making", "Environment and System Design", and "Human Factors and Product Design".

    Preface by Dr. Mao-Jiun J.Wang
    Preface byWen-Ko Chiou

    Part A: Aging and healthcare system

    The “Art of Aging” from an ergonomics point of view
    H. Strasser

    Attention performance in elderly people in complex visual environment
    Y.-Y. Huang & M. Menozzi

    The incident reporting systems and organizational learning in Indonesian public hospitals
    I. Dhamanti, S. Leggat & S. Barraclough

    What can Indonesia learn from Taiwan’s successful patient-safety reporting system?
    I. Dhamanti, S. Leggat, S. Barraclough, A. Utarini & S. Liao

    The influence of age and object form on the motivation of haptic
    S.-J. Chen, C.-W. Chien & C.-L. Lin

    Comparison of public health care system between Taiwan and Japan – Focusing on long-term oxygen therapy
    S. Tatsukawa, N. Shintani & A. Kajimura

    Five Qualities (5Qs) and ergonomic approach – “Towards improved patient safety, medical and healthcare quality”
    M. Zineldin, J. Zineldin & V. Vasicheva

    Part B: Healthcare, mobile application and usability

    How do you support breast cancer patients on work-treatment balance?
    N. Shintani, H. Nagaoka, E. Koike, S. Tatsukawa & A. Kajimura

    Patient safety in the home: Examining the relationship between therapeutic self-care and adverse events for home care clients in Canada
    W. Sun & D. Doran

    Designing user interfaces of a handheld device for physical therapists
    S.-F. Max Liang, L.-W. Cheng, P.-F. Jennifer Tsai & C.-L. Rau

    A scoliosis survey in children with overweight at age of 6 to 13 years old
    C. YinWu & M.-J.Wang

    A review of the effect on postural stability while using mobile phone
    N.R. Nurwulan, H. Iridiastadi & B.C. Jiang

    A heuristic evaluation on the usability of health information websites
    Y.N. Chen & S.L. Hwang

    Investigation on lifestyle factors that influence obesity of adult workers
    N. Takayama, T. Amemiya, K. Nishikawa, Y. Suzaki & H. Ariyoshi

    Evaluation of the accuracy of mobile healthcare applications
    C.-J. Su & S.-F. Huang

    Part C: Safety, hazards and MSDs

    Importance of occupational hazards in nurses MSD symptoms
    F. Serranheira, A. Sousa-Uva & M. Sousa-Uva

    The survey of sharps injuries by unsealing the neck of ampoule and safety tool design
    C.-W. Lien, B.-S. Liu & J.-T. Lee

    Effect of different wrist positions on median nerve cross-sectional area at proximal carpal tunnel
    P. Yeap Loh, H. Nakashima & S. Muraki

    Relationships of musculoskeletal disorder symptoms and perceived workload among hospital workers
    T. Ryu, S. Kwon, S.-C. Jee, M.-D. Oh & M. Hwan Yun

    A survey study on musculoskeletal pain: Prevalence, regional distribution and risk factors among Indian physiotherapists
    D. Sharan, M. Mohandoss, R. Ranganathan & J.S. Rajkumar

    Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in healthcare professionals: A systematic review
    D. Sharan, M. Mohandoss, R. Ranganathan & J.S. Rajkumar

    Factors affecting the perceived slipperiness rating
    W.-R. Chang, M.F. Lesch, S. Matz & C.-C. Chang

    An integrated programme to promote safe surgery best practices in Italian hospitals
    R. Onofrio, P. Trucco, C. De Capitani, F. Lorenzi, M. Montinari & E. Pernazza

    Consideration of occupational stressors that influence senses of satisfaction at work in Japan
    A. Kajimura, N. Shintani & S. Tatsukawa

    Part D: Simulation, modeling and decision making

    Integration of biophysiological information with a point-of care decision support system to promote patient safety at home
    W. Sun & D. Doran

    Simulation study on the impact of working time systems on the work-life balance of employees in a hospital
    G. Zülch, P. Stock, D. Schmidt & M. Leupold

    Application of a modified SIR-based model-case of H1N1 in Taiwan
    K.H. Yang, C.Y. Juan, J.Y. Hsu & Y. Chen

    A computer-aided system to categorize characteristics of children with special needs
    C.Y. Juan, J.W.Wu & K.H. Yang

    Simulation-based optimization method for operation scheduling using combined heuristics rules
    Y. Guo, F. Liang, Q.Wang & J. Sui

    Finding significant factors for readiness of ISO 9001 implementation in a health care system
    S.I. Chang, K. Douglas-Mankin, L.A. Ang & B. Tavakkol

    Optimizing surgery schedule with PICU nursing constraints
    D. Ben-Arieh

    New mathematical models for vector-borne disease: Transmission of tomato spotted wilt virus
    J.Wu, S. Zhao, Y. Kuang, D. Ben-Arieh, J. Nechols & D. Margolies

    Medical device training classification system
    M. Rys, M. Prieb & C. Taylor

    Part E: Environment and system design

    An experience and evaluation of objective structured clinical examination in nursing education at Kaohsiung Medical University
    S.-Y. Jian & F.-H. Chou

    Retained Surgical Instruments: Using technology for prevention and detection
    Y.-C. Teng, J.Ward, T. Horberry, P.J. Clarkson & V. Patil

    Holistic enhancement in hip surgery by design
    A. Albayrak, R.H.M. Goossens, S.B.W. Vehmeijer, H. Bodewes, T. Sunderman & J. Lancaster

    Establishment of a checklist for triaging STEMI patients in the emergency department
    R.F. Lin, R. Pang, K.-C. Tsai & A.-H. Li

    Examined the CCT 4000K lighting environment on visual fatigue during working
    C. Chou, T.-Y. Chen & C.-Y. Chen

    Facilitating teamwork in orthopaedic surgery by design
    M. Melles, G. Anastasiadis, C.C.M. Moes, R.H.M. Goossens, J. Lancaster & S.B.W. Vehmeijer

    Classification of soothing music using Fuzzy C-Means clustering algorithm
    Y.-W. Hsu, H.-P. Tsai, M.-C. Chiu, S.-L. Hwang, H.-L. Shih, F.-T. Huang & C.-T. Lee

    A tangible user interface of map for hospital wayfinding
    C.-W. Chen & Y.-F. Kao

    Part F: Human factors and product design

    A user centered design approach for minimal invasive surgery
    A. Albayrak, M. Melles & R.H.M. Goossens

    The study of anthropometry of Indonesian infant age 0–2 years in Jakarta
    Yanto, C.-W. Lu & D.C. Lioenita

    Effects of virtual scene parameters on shoulder joint motor performance during throwing movement
    C.-H. Huang & T.-L. Sun

    Fitting pressure garments analysis for burn victim’s scars
    P.-W. Huang & C.-W. Lu

    Assessment of range of joint motion using Kinect
    J.-L. Lin, H.-C. Chuan, P.-C. Kuan & S.-M. Ni

    Synchronizing the arm-speed of toothbrushing with sounds of differing tempos
    T.Y.Wu & C.-T. Lin

    The anthropometric data for Taiwanese female military personnel
    Y.-C. Shih, C.-C. Pao, C.-L. Lin & L.-W. Liu

    A study of five “F” in product design
    C.-W. Chien, C.-L. Lin & R.-T. Lin

    Author index


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