Human factors and error prevention in emergency medicine

  title={Human factors and error prevention in emergency medicine},
  author={A. Bleetman and Seliat Sanusi and T. Dale and Samantha Brace},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Journal},
  pages={389 - 393}
  • A. Bleetman, Seliat Sanusi, +1 author Samantha Brace
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Emergency departments are one of the highest risk areas in health care. Emergency physicians have to assemble and manage unrehearsed multidisciplinary teams with little notice and manage critically ill patients. With greater emphasis on management and leadership skills, there is an increasing awareness of the importance of human factors in making changes to improve patient safety. Non-clinical skills are required to achieve this in an information-poor environment and to minimise the risk of… CONTINUE READING
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