In the healthcare sector, human factors experts aim to support clinical staff in delivering safe, high-quality care by researching all aspects of the clinical environment, including equipment, workspace, work practices, organisational structure, safety procedures and training with the aim of ensuring that the system in which they work in runs as smoothly and safely as possible. Human factors experts help to identify potential risks to patient care and propose solutions that fit both patients and staff. When incidents happen, human factors experts can examine what went wrong and propose ways to prevent such an incident happening in the future.
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