Using Ergonomics to Improve Clinical Safety

Conference: MEK 2005 - 4. Medizintechnik- und Ergonometriekongress - Vorträge des DGBMT-Kongresses: Medical Devices: Human Factors and Patient Safety
03/17/2005 - 03/18/2005 at Münster, Deutschland

Proceedings: MEK 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hignett, Sue (Hospital Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit (HEPSU), Dept of Human Sciences, Loughboroug University, UK)

This paper will look at the use of Ergonomics to improve clinical safety for both the patient and staff in hospitals in the following sections: 1. Ergonomic factors in design; 2. Hospital Ergonomics, including product development and evaluation; 3. Anthropometry; 4. Patient Handling.