What does human factors ergonomics need to know about front-line medicine?

Pat Croskerry, Carey Chisholm

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1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Healthcare is delivered in a diversity of settings, with considerable variation in local conditions. Emergency Medicine stands as the principle exemplar of front - line medicine. It is unique in providing a number of operating characteristics that make it a natural laboratory for the study and application of human factors ergonomics as they apply to clinical medicine. This setting is a powerful model for the interdisciplinary study of human-system interaction and its impact on patient and health provider safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHealthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure - Proceedings of the International Conference HEPS 2005
Pages77-80
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
EventInternational Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure, HEPS 2005 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Mar 30 2005Apr 2 2005

Publication series

NameHealthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure - Proceedings of the International Conference HEPS 2005

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure, HEPS 2005
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period3/30/054/2/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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    Croskerry, P., & Chisholm, C. (2005). What does human factors ergonomics need to know about front-line medicine? In Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure - Proceedings of the International Conference HEPS 2005 (pp. 77-80). (Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Human Factor, a Bridge Between Care and Cure - Proceedings of the International Conference HEPS 2005).