Human Factors in Healthcare
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.
All NHS leaders need patient safety training so they have the knowledge and tools to drive change and improvement.
Improving safety through education and training
Recommendations - Commission on education and training for patient safety 2016.
Healthcare staff need to recognise that human error is inevitable and that cooperative and collaborative teams are the greatest asset to achieving safety and reliability in complex and hazardous work environments. The Human Factors in Healthcare managers course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the human and organisational causes of error and provides the knowledge and tools to enable a proactive approach to the avoidance, trapping and mitigating of errors.
Dr Phil Adam, GAT Human Factors Trainer, talks about Safety Culture in healthcare.
Human Factors in Healthcare Managers Course
The HF Managers Course is 3 days and suitable for all mangers, supervisors, team leaders and all healthcare staff wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of Human Factors in healthcare. This course may be delivered at GAT UK Training Centre or in company at clients' location worldwide. The course syllabus may be adjusted to suit the specific needs of the organisation.