Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
- Human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) is its own scientific discipline that can be applied to understanding performance in perioperative medicine.
- Humans are not perfect decision makers and are affected by a variety of factors that can greatly harm their ability to perform, including attention, bias, stress, and fatigue.
- HF/E has a unique perspective on human error, and HF/E can illustrate how moving away from blame can enhance safety.
- HF/E offers strategies for undertaking a systematic approach to assessment of work processes in perioperative medicine that can be used to increase safety and wellbeing of patients and providers.
Scholarly Commons Citation
Keebler, J. R., Lazzara, E. H., Blickensderfer, E., & Looke, T. D. (2018). Human Factors Applied to Perioperative Process Improvement. Anesthesiology Clinics, 36(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anclin.2017.10.005