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Safer anaesthetic rooms: Human factors/ergonomics analysis of work practices

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posted on 31.08.2016 by Marie Davis, Sue Hignett, Steve Hillier, Nicky Hames, Simon Hodder
Aim: To analyse the design of anaesthetic rooms (AR) using Human Factors & Ergonomics (HFE) methods. Methods: Hierarchical Task Analysis, Link Analysis and Anthropometry. Findings: Several latent design errors negatively affect drug and patient preparation tasks. Recommendations include AR layout design modifications and system level changes. Discussion: HFE principles provide generic recommendations but specific design details may not be generalizable. Conclusion: Further research is needed to explore the implementation of system changes.

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Journal of Perioperative Practice

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Davis, M. ...et al., Safer anaesthetic rooms: Human factors/ergonomics analysis of work practices. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 26(12) pp.274-280.

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© The Association for Perioperative Practice

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03/08/2016

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2016-12-01

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1750-4589

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