Ergonomic usability testing of operating room devices

Susan Hallbeck, S. Koneczny, D. Büchel, U. Matern

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Abstract

Medical errors in the operating room due to design, technological factors and poor human factors engineering are common. Determining the factors which facilitate or hinder successful performance during the use of medical systems is critical to the creation of standardized metrics for usability of medical devices in the operating room. Creation of a standardized evaluation for usability based on international standards and user-centered design principles can help determine what role these factors have in medical errors. In addition, device design can be evaluated to promote safety, measured objectively by metrics such as reduction in medical errors with a decrease in performance time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages147-152
Number of pages6
Volume132
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 30 2008Feb 1 2008

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/30/082/1/08

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Operating rooms
Medical Errors
Human Engineering
Operating Rooms
Ergonomics
Equipment and Supplies
Testing
Equipment Design
Human engineering
Safety

Keywords

  • Ergonomics
  • Medical errors
  • Usability testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Hallbeck, S., Koneczny, S., Büchel, D., & Matern, U. (2008). Ergonomic usability testing of operating room devices. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 132, pp. 147-152)

Ergonomic usability testing of operating room devices. / Hallbeck, Susan; Koneczny, S.; Büchel, D.; Matern, U.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 132 2008. p. 147-152.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hallbeck, S, Koneczny, S, Büchel, D & Matern, U 2008, Ergonomic usability testing of operating room devices. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 132, pp. 147-152, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 16 - Parallel, Combinatorial, Convergent: NextMed by Design, MMVR 2008, Long Beach, CA, United States, 1/30/08.
Hallbeck S, Koneczny S, Büchel D, Matern U. Ergonomic usability testing of operating room devices. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 132. 2008. p. 147-152
Hallbeck, Susan ; Koneczny, S. ; Büchel, D. ; Matern, U. / Ergonomic usability testing of operating room devices. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 132 2008. pp. 147-152
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