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ICU Management

Human Factors in Critical Care Medicine

2020 11 Aug

The lack of non-technical skills is associated with poor performance and patient harm in medicine. H uman Factor (HF) is an established scientific discipline that studies the interrelationship between humans, equipment, and work environment. Core aspects of HF, widely known as non-technical skills (NTS), include three dimensions... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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ICU Management

Improving Healthcare: The Role of the Human Factors Specialist

2017 16 Mar

What is human factors? How would you explain to a hospital director why they should hire human factors specialists?   Human Factors (HF) is the study of how people interact physically and psychologically with their environment—this includes the products, tools, procedures and processes they interact with. HF professionals use insights... Read more

Executive Health Management

Zoom On: Martin Bromiley, Clinical Human Factors Group

2014 13 Oct

Martin Bromiley is the founder of the Clinical Human Factors Group (CHFG), an independent organisation which promotes patient safety by encouraging the exploration and discussion of how human fallibility influences healthcare delivery. Through its advocacy efforts, including a series of open seminars, the CHFG aims to reduce catastrophic errors and... Read more