1st Edition

Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety
Proceedings on the International Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS 2005), Florence, Italy, 30 March-2 April 2005



ISBN 9780415377829
Published May 14, 2005 by CRC Press
535 Pages

USD $190.00

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Book Description

Incorporating the work of an international team of researchers and professionals, this book examines the complex and challenging issues involved with risk management and patient safety. Taking a systemic and interdisciplinary approach, the book discusses:

*System reliability and patient safety
*Leadership, staff well-being and care quality
*Healthcare organization and information systems
*Risk managementa and communication
*Usability of medical and surgical devices
*Environmental design in hospital
*Occupational ergonomics and safety
*Human alertness and performance

Comprising papers presented at the International Conference on Healthcare Ergonomics Systems and Patient Safety (HEPS 2005), this book will be a welcome addition to those working in the fields of clinical safety, ergonomics, and healthcare.

Table of Contents

1. Organizers  2. Introduction  3. Main Lecture  4. Oral Presentations  a. Thursday March 31st  1. System Reliability and Patient Safety – 1  2. System Reliability and Patient Safety – 2  3. System Reliability and Patient Safety – 3  4. Human Factors Considerations in Paediatric Patient Safety, with Special Regard to Information Technology Solutions  5. Healthcare Organization and Information Systems  6. Leadership, Staff Well-Being and Information System Care Quality  7. Risk Management and Communication 8. Technology and Human Factors  b. Friday April 1st  1. Usability of Medical and Surgical Devices  2. Environmental Design in Hospital  3. Healthcare Organization and Information Systems 2  4. Occupational Ergonomics and Safety – 1  5. Occupational Ergonomics and Safety – 2  6. Human Alertness and Performance  7. Patient Handling c. Saturday April 2nd  1. Risk Identification and Evaluation in Italy - The Experience of Italian Legal Medicine Doctors  5. Poster Presentations  1. System Reliability and Patient Safety  2. Leadership, Staff Well-Being and Care Quality  3. Healthcare Organization and Information Systems  4. Risk Management and Communication  5. Usability of Medical and Surgical Devices  6. Environmental Design in Hospital  7. Occupational Ergonomics and Safety

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