University of Oxford Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication short course (HFTC 2013)

Venue: John Radcliffe Hospital

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 13, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: May 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (GMT)
Registration Date: May 01, 2013 Time: 01:00:00(GMT)
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The Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication course introduces the principles of Human Factors science as applied to the system of care. It teaches about the skills needed to function effectively and safely in teams in a modern surgical environment, and how to apply human factors principles to the design of tasks, the assessment of equipment, and the measurement of human performance. Offered by Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education’s CPD Centre, the taught week is led by Dr Ken Catchpole, Associate Director of Surgical Safety and Human Factors Research, Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles. The course provides the opportunity to learn more about and discuss the following topics:

  •     Introduction to human factors
  •     Surgical perspective on patient safety and human factors
  •     Human factors in healthcare
  •     Statistics and study design
  •     Systems approach to quality and safety in healthcare
  •     Practical skills in patient safety
  •     Task analysis and synthesis
  •     Equipment and workspace design
  •     Behavioural safety
  •     Teamwork, simulation and non-technical skills
  •     Safety and quality improvement in healthcare.

The course introduces the topic area with the 5-dimension Systems Engineering In Patient Safety (SEIPS) model, then takes one dimension to focus on each day. Most lectures have an accompanying practical session to practice the skills learned. This intensive five-day course is taught at postgraduate-level and may be taken for academic credit or not for credit.


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