Vaccinating a nation: ten human factors and ergonomics principles
reportposted on 2021-04-16, 10:49 authored by Mark Sujan, Sue HignettSue Hignett, Noorzaman Rashid
This guidance aims to support the safe roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination programmes. Vaccination programmes include a number of work systems, such as manufacturing, filling and packaging for distribution, testing and approval, cold chain delivery, booking systems for vaccination appointments, local administration of the vaccine, and patient follow-up. The challenges and requirements for operating such complex programmes at speed may vary both within a country as well as between countries, but we can offer 10 principles to support systems thinking for vaccination programmes that apply across settings. These HFE principles relate to the identification and description of work systems (Identify), the improvement of work systems and processes (Improve), and the continuous learning from experience to achieve sustainable change (Adapt).
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NotesCommissioned by: Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. Authors: Dr Mark Sujan, Human Factors Everywhere Ltd Prof Sue Hignett, Loughborough University Dr Noorzaman Rashid, CIEHF Contributors: Prof Paul Bowie, NHS Education for Scotland Dr Andrew Carson-Stevens, School of Medicine, University of Cardiff Hugh Currie, NHS Ayrshire and Arran,Scotland Thy Do, Specialist Anaesthetist, HFEA Australia Janette Edmonds, Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist, The Keil Centre Brian Edwards, Managing Director, Husoteria Ltd Carlos Manuel Escobar-Galindo, University of Nottingham Prof Somnath Gangopadhyay, University of Calcutta Dr Carlos Aceves-Gonzalez, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico Courtney Grant, Senior HF Engineer TFL Helen Hughes, Chief Executive, Patient Safety Learning Ass Prof Gabriel Ibarra-Mejia, University of Texas at El Paso Ass Prof Reza Kazemi, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Tehran Dr Gulsum Kubra Kaya, Istanbul Medeniyet University Irma Cecilia Landa-Avila, Loughborough University Chris Ramsden, President Elect CIEHF Sma Ngcamu-Tukulula, MD Smart Ergonomics, South Africa Dr Helen Vosper, Aberdeen University