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Title Handbook of human factors and ergonomics in health care and patient safety / edited by Pascale Carayon
Edition 2nd ed
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 848 pages) : illustrations
Series Human factors and ergonomics
Human factors and ergonomics
Contents Section 1. Introduction -- section 2. Macroergonomics and systems -- section 3. Job and organizational design -- section 4. Physical ergonomics -- section 5. Technology -- section 6. Human error -- section 7. Human factors and ergonomics methodologies -- section 8. Human factors and ergonomics interventions -- section 9. Specific applications
Summary "Written for students and professionals, this book is a complete reference on human factors and ergonomics research, concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions that have been or can be applied in health care. Topics such as medical technology and telemedicine are covered, and special emphasis is put on the contributions of human factors and ergonomics to the improvement of patient safety and quality of care. Nine chapters from the original edition were deleted, and information from them was incorporated into other chapters. Furthermore, this second edition offers 17 new chapters"--Provided by publisher
"Written for students and professionals, this book is a complete reference on human factors and ergonomics research, concepts, theories, models, methods, and interventions that have been or can be applied in health care. Topics such as medical technology and telemedicine are covered, and special emphasis is put on the contributions of human factors and ergonomics to the improvement of patient safety and quality of care. Nine chapters from the original edition were deleted, and information from them was incorporated into other chapters. Furthermore, this second edition offers 17 new chapters. Includes coverage of emerging human factors and ergonomics issues. Includes practical issues such as methods, interventions, and applications. Covers cognitive, physical, and organizational ergonomic issues in health care and patient safety. Emphasizes the contribution of human factors and ergonomics to patient safety and care quality. Covers human factors and ergonomics issues specific to a range of healthcare domains or applications"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health facilities -- Design and construction -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Human engineering -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Medical errors -- Prevention -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Patients -- Safety measures -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
Health facilities -- Design and construction.
Human engineering.
MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery.
Medical errors -- Prevention.
Patients -- Safety measures.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Health & Safety.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Carayon, Pascale
LC no. 2011028092
ISBN 1138074594
1439830347
9781138074590
9781439830345