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Advances in human aspects of healthcare [electronic resource] / edited by Vincent G. Duffy.

Contributor(s): Duffy, Vincent G.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Advances in human factors and ergonomics series: Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, 2013Description: xvi, 745 p. : ill. (some col.).ISBN: 9781439870228 (ebook : PDF).Subject(s): Medical care -- Data processing | Work environment | Medical care -- Safety measures | Human engineeringGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: No titleOnline resources: Distributed by publisher. Purchase or institutional license may be required for access. Also available in print edition.
Contents:
section 1. Assessing ergonomic characteristics in biomedical technologies -- section 2. Communications, systems support and healthcare informatics -- section 3. How to improve quality of ergonomics in healthcare -- section 4. Physical aspects and risk factors for patients and caregivers -- section 5. Patient care, patient safety and medical error -- section 6. Medical user centered design -- section 7. Human modeling and patient users of medical devices -- section 8. Measures and validation in healthcare -- section 9. Medical devices and special populations -- section 10. Collaboration and learning in healthcare systems -- section 11. Organizational aspects in healthcare.
Summary: "This book discusses how human factors and ergonomics principles can be applied to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. The topics will include the design of work environments to improve satisfaction and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, and professionals. The utility of this area of research is to aid the design of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

section 1. Assessing ergonomic characteristics in biomedical technologies -- section 2. Communications, systems support and healthcare informatics -- section 3. How to improve quality of ergonomics in healthcare -- section 4. Physical aspects and risk factors for patients and caregivers -- section 5. Patient care, patient safety and medical error -- section 6. Medical user centered design -- section 7. Human modeling and patient users of medical devices -- section 8. Measures and validation in healthcare -- section 9. Medical devices and special populations -- section 10. Collaboration and learning in healthcare systems -- section 11. Organizational aspects in healthcare.

"This book discusses how human factors and ergonomics principles can be applied to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care. The topics will include the design of work environments to improve satisfaction and well-being of patients, healthcare providers, and professionals. The utility of this area of research is to aid the design of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery"-- Provided by publisher.

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