Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety: Proceedings on the International Conference on Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS 2005), Florence, Italy, 30 March-2 April 2005

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Riccardo Tartaglia, Sebastiano Bagnara, Tommaso Bellandi, Sara Albolino

CRC Press
Published April 14, 2005
Reference - 535 Pages
ISBN 9780415377829 - CAT# SW7782

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Incorporating the work of an international team of researchers and professionals, this book examines the complex and challenging issues involved with risk management and patient safety. Taking a systemic and interdisciplinary approach, the book discusses:

*System reliability and patient safety
*Leadership, staff well-being and care quality
*Healthcare organization and information systems
*Risk managementa and communication
*Usability of medical and surgical devices
*Environmental design in hospital
*Occupational ergonomics and safety
*Human alertness and performance

Comprising papers presented at the International Conference on Healthcare Ergonomics Systems and Patient Safety (HEPS 2005), this book will be a welcome addition to those working in the fields of clinical safety, ergonomics, and healthcare.

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