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Human Factors in Healthcare

Human Factors in Healthcare
Trainers Course

Human Factors training in healthcare enhances clinical performance through an understanding of the effects of teamwork, tasks, equipment, workspace, culture and organisation on human behaviour in clinical settings. A human factors approach to patient safety differs from traditional safety training in that the focus is less with the technical knowledge and skills required to perform specific tasks, but rather with the cognitive and interpersonal skills needed to effectively manage a team-based, high-risk activity.

At all levels within the workforce there should be an understanding of the human causes of error and an ability to take a more proactive approach to the avoidance, trapping and mitigating of errors.

Experts perceived the aim of education and training interventions for patient safety to be: changing knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours at the individual, team and organisational levels.

Evaluation of education and training intervention for patient safety
Report Imperial College 2016.

Human factors in healthcare training

The Healthcare Human Factors Trainers course is 5 days of training and is suitable for personnel who will be involved in training and developing Human Factors skills in the organisation. The facilitative and interactive programme covers the core elements of Human Factors and develops skills, knowledge and expertise in the planning, design and delivery of Human Factors training sessions. The course package includes comprehensive materials with copyright licence for use for the purpose of training staff employed by the client organisation. The course provides skills in training development enabling the student to develop further materials reflecting the unique nature and requirements of their organisation.

The course package includes:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Human Factors trainer manual
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Course handouts
  • Copyright license for internal training
  • Incident case studies

This course is available at our training centre in the UK and can also be delivered as an internal course for your organisation at your location.

Human Factors in Healthcare Instructors Course Programme

Day One
    • Introduction to HF training
    • Instruction and facilitation techniques
    • HF in organisations
    • HF in Patient Safety Incidents
Day Two
    • Communication
    • Feedback and coaching
    • Information processing
    • Mental models
    • Situational awareness
    • Workload
    • Fatigue
Day Three
  • Patient safety concepts
  • Culture and violation
  • HF and policy compliance
  • Assessing organisational culture
Day Four
  • Decision making
  • Feedback
  • Behavioural markers
  • Non-technical skills assessment
  • Root cause analysis
  • Multi-professional incident reviews
  • Briefing and debriefing
Day Five
    • Delegate assessed presentations
    • General synopsis
    • Certification

Course Schedule

HFHT Course

Date: 11 Feb - 15 Feb 19

Venue: GAT UK

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HFHT Course

Date: 20 May - 24 May 19

Venue: GAT UK

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