Human factors in the wild delivering safety in the pediatric world

Adjhaporn Khunlertkit, Shanqing Yin, A. Joy Rivera, Patrice Tremoulet, James Won, Grace Tran, Laurie Wolf

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Abstract

The pediatric healthcare environment is arguably more complex than the general, adult, healthcare settings (e.g., weight based dosing, caring for patients who cannot advocate for themselves, etc.). These complexities and the ever-changing dynamics of the pediatric patient population and their families increase risk of healthcare professionals committing errors that may result in patient harm. Moreover, due to their physiologic state, when pediatric patients incur such errors their impact is exacerbated due to the fact that children are often less capable of recovering from such events. Human Factors Engineering can help promote a culture of safety and high reliability by using proven techniques to understand human fallibility and help prevent or mitigate human error in healthcare. This panel invites six diverse healthcare HF practitioners from different organizations to share their experiences, contributions, and the impacts they have made to improve pediatric patient safety. Our panel will provide a unique lens on the application of HF approaches, and what sensitive factors toned to be considered to successfully enhance pediatric patient safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages620-624
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289531
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 13 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

OtherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/9/1710/13/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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