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29/06/2017 , 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm (Localtime)

HealthSIG workshop: Human Factors resource for health professionals and health services staff


12:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed


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What is our goal? To develop Human Factors resources for health professionals and health service staff.

Why is a resource needed? The success of quality and safety initiatives in healthcare is often dependent on the consideration of the “human factor”. Unfortunately, knowledge and understanding of Human factors and Ergonomics among healthcare workers is limited. The purpose of the proposed resource is to increase human factors awareness and capability among health professionals and health services staff.

What form will the resource take? We envision developing material analogous to the “OHS Book of Knowledge” based on best practice methods of common human factors applications in healthcare. The initial training materials will be written at an introductory level, and presented in such a way that comprehension and retention is possible for human factors novices with clinical backgrounds. The materials will be distributed online under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-SA). We also intend to leverage and/or adapt training materials and tools developed by the Clinical Human Factors Group in the UK.

Aim of workshop? The aim of this initial workshop is to determine content areas to include in the training materials (a core curriculum). In particular, the following will be discussed:
1. Core content to be included in the training material
2. The most suitable format for the material
3. The process for developing the content, including clinical input
4. The process of reviewing and editing the content
5. The timeline for the project
6. Next steps

Who should attend the workshop? The workshop is open to all people with an interest in clinical human factors, including human factors practitioners, clinicians, academics, policy makers, and quality and safety staff.

Workshop details
When: June 29th 2017, 12 – 4:30pm (a light lunch with be provided)
Where: Meeting Room 1, Clinical Excellence Commission, McKell Building, 2-24 Rawson Pl, Sydney
RSVP: Please register by June 15 (spaces are limited)

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Bookings are closed for this event.

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