Crisis Management in Acute Care Settings: Human Factors and by Michael St. Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper

By Michael St. Pierre, Gesine Hofinger, Cornelius Buerschaper (eds.)

This ebook addresses all concerns suitable to blunders prevention and secure perform within the acute and emergency health-care atmosphere. It starts with the fundamental rules of human habit and determination making after which walls into 3 sections the place the person, the group, and the organizational affects in the health-care process are mentioned in larger depth.

Case stories and confirmed ideas aid to flooring mental conception in day-by-day perform. This publication has emerged from a long-standing cooperation among clinicians and psychologists. mixing the strengths of either professions right into a quite simply available textual content has created a ebook so as to optimistically support either physicians and non-physicians to higher comprehend the rules of human habit and selection making in severe events, and in flip allow them to supply more secure treatment.

Unsuspected clinical difficulty and emergency events could be controlled extra successfully and an elevated understanding of contributing elements can help to prevent mistakes from the outset.

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Or is it the fact that someone, while typing the word, swapped the letters, perhaps due to distraction? What at first may seem to be splitting hairs – in fact, both points of view seem to agree that the intention to correctly write the word “error” failed – turns out to be an everyday example of two distinct perspectives on error (. 1). One way to look at errors is to classify them by their consequences. Consequential classifications are the most widely used in medicine. , a wrong drug was given to the patient).

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Simply to state that the physician’s decisions were “illogical” or “irrational” and that he in- 4 stead should have been guided by “mere facts” does not address the issue fully. 3 Principles of Human Behavior In order to better understand the above roughly sketched “psycho-logic” of human emotion and motivation that we will explain in detail later in this chapter, we need to clear ground by introducing some basic presumptions about human behavior. These presumptions rely on the work of action psychologists (Dörner 1999; Hacker et al.

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