Working with paramedics on implementing human factors improvements to their response bags Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Paramedics work in a challenging environment which can affect the health and safety of both paramedics and their patients. Our objectives in this study were to work with the paramedics on changing one of the essential tools they use on a daily bases, and to make it safer to use both for them and for their patients. Our intervention started by providing the paramedics with basic human factors knowledge, which made a revolution in the way they look at their working environment. The work with the paramedics throughout the process also assist in implementing the changes to the field, since the paramedic were involve in the change from the beginning and knew the reason for change.

publication date

  • June 1, 2015