Saturday, September 01, 2018

Human factors and ergonomics of prehospital emergency care 2017

This book provides an introduction to the field of human factors for individuals who are involved in the delivery and/or improvement of prehospital emergency care and describes opportunities to advance the practical application of human factors research in this critical domain. Relevant theories of human performance, including systems engineering principles, teamwork, training, and decision making are reviewed in light of the needs of current day prehospital emergency care. The primary focus is to expand awareness human factors and outlay the potential for novel and more effective solutions to the issues facing prehospital care and its practitioners.

Table of contents :

 Content: List of figures List of Tables Notes on contributors Foreword 1. Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics of EMS 2. Cognitive Factors in Emergency Medical Services 3. Situation Awareness, Sociotechnical Systems, and Automation in Emergency Medical Services: Theory and Measurement 4. Naturalistic Decision Making in Emergency Medical Services 5. Stress and Performance in EMS 6. Expertise and Decision Making in EMS 7. Teams and Teamwork in Emergency Medical Services 8. Defining the Pre-Hospital Care Multiteam System 9. Cognitive Aids in Emergency Medical Services 10. Exploring Telemedicine in Emergency Medical Services: Guidance in Implementation for Practitioners 11. Communication and Patient Care Handover: Prehospital Emergency Preparation 12. Changes From Within: How Paramedic Services can Lead the Way Human Factors is Implemented in Healthcare 13. Disaster and Response in Emergency Medical Systems (EMS): Team Training to the Rescue 14. Resilience Engineering in Prehospital EMS 15. EMS Occupational Safety Issues, Implications, and Remedies Index