Human Factors and Simulation in Emergency Medicine

Emily M. Hayden, Ambrose H. Wong, Jeremy Ackerman, Margaret K. Sande, Charles Lei, Leo Kobayashi, Michael Cassara, Dylan D. Cooper, Kimberly Perry, William E. Lewandowski, Mark W. Scerbo

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This consensus group from the 2017 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference “Catalyzing System Change through Health Care Simulation: Systems, Competency, and Outcomes” held in Orlando, Florida, on May 16, 2017, focused on the use of human factors (HF) and simulation in the field of emergency medicine (EM). The HF discipline is often underutilized within EM but has significant potential in improving the interface between technologies and individuals in the field. The discussion explored the domain of HF, its benefits in medicine, how simulation can be a catalyst for HF work in EM, and how EM can collaborate with HF professionals to effect change. Implementing HF in EM through health care simulation will require a demonstration of clinical and safety outcomes, advocacy to stakeholders and administrators, and establishment of structured collaborations between HF professionals and EM, such as in this breakout group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-229
Number of pages9
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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    Hayden, E. M., Wong, A. H., Ackerman, J., Sande, M. K., Lei, C., Kobayashi, L., Cassara, M., Cooper, D. D., Perry, K., Lewandowski, W. E., & Scerbo, M. W. (2018). Human Factors and Simulation in Emergency Medicine. Academic Emergency Medicine, 25(2), 221-229.