Monday, March 19, 2018
9:00-10:00 a.m. Pacific / 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central / 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern
This webinar features distinguished speakers addressing three areas of health care human factors/ergonomics.
Daryle Gardner-Bonneau, Bonneau & Associates, will talk about current work by Judy Edworthy on improving the design of medical device alarms in hospitals, which will become part of the international standard IEC standard on alarm design for medical devices (IEC 60601-1-8). This presentation briefly describes Edworthy’s work and what we can expect to see in the new Annex. The presentation will emphasize the importance of making sounds meaningful to listeners and the factors (masking, localization, etc.) that must be considered to develop a recognizable, discriminable set of alarm signals for use in medical devices.
The presentation by Shilo Anders, Vanderbilt University, will address how user-centered design (UCD), in focusing on improving technology while incorporating users and their processes into initial design, can benefit the entire lifecycle of health care technology. Anders will explore the ways in which UCD and, more broadly, human factors engineering can be applied within a large medical center. The focus will be on better understanding the systems’ users, processes, and technology.
Mary Beth Privitera, HS-Design, will explain how visually displayed information is critical to clinical decision making within the intensive care unit and the operating room. Her presentation will walk listeners through examples of informational displays within each environment in order to demonstrate the ergonomics challenges as a result of independent device design. The results presented are the conclusion of an immersion program and intended to highlight the challenging cognitive load physicians undergo when working in these challenging environments.