Lord Darzi has focused the NHS towards both individual and systemic improvements in patient safety, with Clinical Human Factors at the heart of improving our care for patients. Understanding, working with and leading systems that promote patient safety in this way will become increasingly important for all health care providers and this course will help to build a solid foundation in this crucial subject to enhance your career and improve your patient care.
Suitable for any health care provider that is responsible for decision making for patients and service users: Doctors, Nurses, Allied Healthcare Professionals, Volunteer Providers.
What is Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors?
Why applying human factors is important for patient safety Understanding systems and the effect of
complexity on patient care Being an effective team player
Learning from errors to prevent harm and to negate never events Understanding and managing clinical risk
Using quality-improvement methods to improve care
Engaging with patients and carers
Infection prevention and control
Patient safety and invasive procedure
Improving medication safety
At the end of this course, delegates will be able identify common causes of serious decision making errors in healthcare, and applying models and strategies in order to reduce risk and improve performance. Individual and team examples will be used in a range of health care settings to illustrate key decision making and human factor principles.