This slideset from a Patient Safety workshop coordinated by Biomedea gives an introduction to the role of human factors and engineering in medical device malfunction and patient safety. Although some of the technologies mentioned as examples are dated, the principles remain up to date and are well outlined and communicated in this presentation.
This report summarises the key themes from a Health Foundation roundtable event on the successes and limitations of current approaches to measuring harm.
On 20 February 2013, the Health Foundation hosted a roundtable event to discuss what is understood as ‘safety culture’, why it is important and how it can be measured and monitored.
This video captures a presentation by the president of the US Joint Commission, Mark Chassin, in which he describes the case of a patient who suffers a major safety incident.