Human Factors & Ergonomics in Health and Social Care: Introduction to Integrating Patient Safety

Summary: Human Factors & Ergonomics in Health and Social Care: Introduction to Integrating Patient Safety.

Provider: School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University
Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU
Duration: 12:30 – 15:30
Knowledge/experience needed: These workshops are multi-disciplinary and open to all staff providing direct care, operational and supporting services in all sectors of health and community care.
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Who should attend?

Clinical and non-clinical staff.

Why should you attend?

The workshop will provide an introduction of HFE principles as systems and design concepts.  There will be discussion of opportunities for integrating quality improvement (QI) and HFE projects and support in thinking about HFE solutions to improve wellbing and performance for staff and patients. 

What you will learn

On completion of this workshop delegates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of HFE principles and practices.
  • Discuss HFE problems as staff and patient design challenges.
  • Suggest interventions in current systems through re-design rather than adding work.

Expected outcomes

As above.

Course content

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What’s included?

Half day course including light refreshments and certificate of attendance.

About us

Loughborough University has maintained its top five ranking for a second successive year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and remains the top university in the Midlands.  In addition to our main campus in Loughborough (Leicestershire), Loughborough University London is an inspiring postgraduate campus located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

We are able to offer our courses at both campuses to suit your geographical location.