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Safety and Medical Devices: The Human Factors Perspective

  • Morris GordonEmail author
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Abstract

Whilst medical devices offer increasing fidelity and complexity that can form significant barriers to error, they open up new routes for errors and harm to occur. Much work in other industries has investigated the man machine interface and how devices can best be designed to account for such risks. This field of human factors is discussed in the context of healthcare and the state of the field reviewed.

Keywords

Non-technical skills Man–machine interface Error Safety Psychology Harm Education Training Human factors engineering 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUK

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