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Human Factors Design and Hand Hygiene

Type of publication Not peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (non peer-reviewed)
Author Clack Lauren, Sax Hugo,
Project Human Factors Analysis of Infectious Risk Moments
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Contribution to book (non peer-reviewed)

Book Hand Hygiene: A Handbook for Medical Professionals (Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts)
Editor , Allegranzi Benedetta; , Pittet Didier; , Boyce John
Page(s) 185 - 192
ISBN 978-1118846865
Title of proceedings Hand Hygiene: A Handbook for Medical Professionals (Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts)

Abstract

Key messages • Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) is the scientific discipline that seeks to optimize the interactions between humans and their environment. When applied to healthcare, HFE holds the promise to make hand hygiene intuitive, efficient, and sustainable. • Any systems design project must begin with an evaluation of the current system involving frontline workers, followed by a targeted design process guided by HFE principles and techniques to support physical, cognitive and social performance. • Healthcare institutions should seek to establish the organizational structures to support the necessary collaboration between healthcare professionals and HFE experts.
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