Human Factors Workshop for the Healthcare Professional
REGISTRATION & COST
Standard Registration: $420 per participant. $380 for a group of 3 or more.
Registration fee includes instructional materials, breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack
Payment details will be sent out after registeration have been reserved. Seats wil be confirmed only after payment has been made.
This one-day workshop focuses on the use of human factors methods to identify and mitigate system problems that cause human errors and patient safety hazards in health care. Basic principles and a variety of human factors tools are discussed and demonstrated through hands-on exercises and examples.
As health care delivery processes and technologies become increasingly complex, human factors has proven to be a powerful approach for proactively reducing harm. These methods can be applied to a range of patient safety improvement efforts, such as identifying design flaws in medical devices, enhancing caregiver-technology interaction, evaluating health information technology solutions, designing less error-prone processes of care, and improving the quality care.
TOPIC 1: UNDERSTANDING IMPERFECT HUMANS
This topic gives a flavor of what human factors is about, and focuses on the issues surrounding the two key components in a man-machine system. In this topic, participants will:
Appreciate the impacts of human limitations
Be aware of “booby-traps” within and around humans and their machines
Be able to see from the human factors perspectives
TOPIC 2: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE STRESSFUL
A little stress can motivate us, while too much stress will do us harm. Discover more about the different types of stress, and how to manage them in order to stay healthy and effective at work. In this topic, participants will:
Discover the various types of physical, cognitive, and lifestyle stresses
Learn about the impact of stress and fatigue on task performance
Experience actual easy-to-do practices to help manage stress and fatigue
This seminar is intended for health care professionals including executives, frontline clinical staff, patient safety specialists, pharmacists, quality improvement professionals, risk managers and anyone involved in developing, evaluating, approving or procuring medical devices or health IT systems.
Dr. Yin Shanqing is a Senior Principal Human Factors Specialist at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, pioneering the application of human factors principles and methodologies toward healthcare research and solution-planning in Singapore. With over ten years of human factors exposure, Dr Yin’s journey has brought him through various domains such as aviation and process control. He has been involved in projects of varying scales, ranging from the development of user-friendly products and interfaces, to the design and refinement of large infrastructures as well as sociotechnical systems. He has a PhD in Human Factors Engineering and a BSc in Psychology, and is also a certified private pilot.
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