The impact of cognitive ergonomics in everyday clinical decision making and frontline tasks
Performing healthcare tasks relies on cognitive function involving mental processes such as perception, attention, memory, learning, information processing and decision making. However, the conditions of the healthcare environment can make it challenging for a human to perform cognitively demanding work tasks. This article considers the impact of cognitive ergonomics on everyday clinical tasks and decision making and asks, is it time to employ human factor ergonomic experts within clinical and governance teams?
Claudia Chetcuti Ganado
Consultant in Neonatal Medicine, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Luton and Dunstable Hospital
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