Using the DIAL-F systems model as the conceptual framework for an audit of in-patient falls resk management
conference contributionposted on 2017-06-15, 11:28 authored by Sue HignettSue Hignett, Jane Youde, James Reid
Most interventions for managing (reducing) the risks associated with in-patient falls have used a clinical approach to address underlying frailty and illness (physical and mental) with drugs, technology and therapy. This paper reports the results of a two stage audit on in-patient falls risk management at two teaching hospitals in the UK in July 2013 using the DIAL-F systems model as a Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) conceptual framework to explore patient engagement with falls risk management. Some safety critical system misalignments were found, and it is suggested that a future HFE intervention might include addressing the problems of (1) reach distances to walking aids and (2) obstacles in the bedside area for patients needing mobility assistance.
Published inLeading the Way Proceedings of the HFES 2014 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
Pages1 - 2 (2)
CitationHIGNETT, S., YOUDE, J. and REID, J., 2014. Using the DIAL-F systems model as the conceptual framework for an audit of in-patient falls resk management. Proceedings of the 58th International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (HFES 2014) , 3(1), pp. 112–116.
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