Ergonomics is a human-centered discipline. This is particularly true for healthcare systems and patient safety where the human's well-being will undergo critical impacts if solutions are not properly designed and practiced. Effective handling of these concerns involves knowledge from healthcare work (e.g., shift work, patient handling, and medical teamwork), to safety research (resilience, medical process control, intensive care, surgery/anesthesiology, and patient involvement), and to more general issues such as community participation in public affairs. To pursue the mission, the Healthcare System Ergonomics and Patient Safety (HEPS) commenced its first conference in Florence, Italy in 2005. Following the founding success, HEPS became an IEA-sponsored event and the series subsequently took place in Strasbourg, France in 2008, and in Oviedo, Spain in 2011. The three remarkable conferences have forged a world-class platform for researchers and practitioners from around the globe to exchange and disseminate the knowledge in HEPS. This volume contains the selected papers presented at the Fourth International conference on HEPS, held from June 23 to 26, 2014 in Taiwan.
The Fourth HEPS, organized by the Ergonomics Society of Taiwan (EST) and endorsed by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), aims to consolidate the knowledge bridged between ergonomics research and healthcare practices for the safety and welfare of patients. Researchers, professionals, and practitioners in ergonomics and healthcare around the world have shared their wisdom, experience, insights, and visions on past, current and future efforts in healthcare systems ergonomics and patient safety. The papers contributing to this book address the latest research, applications and practices in accordance with the theme of the conference, "Bridging Research and Good Practices towards Patients Welfare," and cover the following areas: "Aging and Healthcare System", "Healthcare, Mobil Application and Usability", "Safety, Hazards and MSDs", "Simulation, Modeling and Decision Making", "Environment and System Design", and "Human Factors and Product Design".
Preface Preface by Dr. Mao-Jiun J.Wang Preface byWen-Ko Chiou Part A: Aging and healthcare system The "Art of Aging" from an ergonomics point of view H. Strasser Attention performance in elderly people in complex visual environment Y.-Y. Huang & M. Menozzi The incident reporting systems and organizational learning in Indonesian public hospitals I. Dhamanti, S. Leggat & S. Barraclough What can Indonesia learn from Taiwan's successful patient-safety reporting system? I. Dhamanti, S. Leggat, S. Barraclough, A. Utarini & S. Liao The influence of age and object form on the motivation of haptic S.-J. Chen, C.-W. Chien & C.-L. Lin Comparison of public health care system between Taiwan and Japan - Focusing on long-term oxygen therapy S. Tatsukawa, N. Shintani & A. Kajimura Five Qualities (5Qs) and ergonomic approach - "Towards improved patient safety, medical and healthcare quality" M. Zineldin, J. Zineldin & V. Vasicheva Part B: Healthcare, mobile application and usability How do you support breast cancer patients on work-treatment balance? N. Shintani, H. Nagaoka, E. Koike, S. Tatsukawa & A. Kajimura Patient safety in the home: Examining the relationship between therapeutic self-care and adverse events for home care clients in Canada W. Sun & D. Doran Designing user interfaces of a handheld device for physical therapists S.-F. Max Liang, L.-W. Cheng, P.-F. Jennifer Tsai & C.-L. Rau A scoliosis survey in children with overweight at age of 6 to 13 years old C. YinWu & M.-J.Wang A review of the effect on postural stability while using mobile phone N.R. Nurwulan, H. Iridiastadi & B.C. Jiang A heuristic evaluation on the usability of health information websites Y.N. Chen & S.L. Hwang Investigation on lifestyle factors that influence obesity of adult workers N. Takayama, T. Amemiya, K. Nishikawa, Y. Suzaki & H. Ariyoshi Evaluation of the accuracy of mobile healthcare applications C.-J. Su & S.-F. Huang Part C: Safety, hazards and MSDs Importance of occupational hazards in nurses MSD symptoms F. Serranheira, A. Sousa-Uva & M. Sousa-Uva The survey of sharps injuries by unsealing the neck of ampoule and safety tool design C.-W. Lien, B.-S. Liu & J.-T. Lee Effect of different wrist positions on median nerve cross-sectional area at proximal carpal tunnel P. Yeap Loh, H. Nakashima & S. Muraki Relationships of musculoskeletal disorder symptoms and perceived workload among hospital workers T. Ryu, S. Kwon, S.-C. Jee, M.-D. Oh & M. Hwan Yun A survey study on musculoskeletal pain: Prevalence, regional distribution and risk factors among Indian physiotherapists D. Sharan, M. Mohandoss, R. Ranganathan & J.S. Rajkumar Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in healthcare professionals: A systematic review D. Sharan, M. Mohandoss, R. Ranganathan & J.S. Rajkumar Factors affecting the perceived slipperiness rating W.-R. Chang, M.F. Lesch, S. Matz & C.-C. Chang An integrated programme to promote safe surgery best practices in Italian hospitals R. Onofrio, P. Trucco, C. De Capitani, F. Lorenzi, M. Montinari & E. Pernazza Consideration of occupational stressors that influence senses of satisfaction at work in Japan A. Kajimura, N. Shintani & S. Tatsukawa Part D: Simulation, modeling and decision making Integration of biophysiological information with a point-of care decision support system to promote patient safety at home W. Sun & D. Doran Simulation study on the impact of working time systems on the work-life balance of employees in a hospital G. Zulch, P. Stock, D. Schmidt & M. Leupold Application of a modified SIR-based model-case of H1N1 in Taiwan K.H. Yang, C.Y. Juan, J.Y. Hsu & Y. Chen A computer-aided system to categorize characteristics of children with special needs C.Y. Juan, J.W.Wu & K.H. Yang Simulation-based optimization method for operation scheduling using combined heuristics rules Y. Guo, F. Liang, Q.Wang & J. Sui Finding significant factors for readiness of ISO 9001 implementation in a health care system S.I. Chang, K. Douglas-Mankin, L.A. Ang & B. Tavakkol Optimizing surgery schedule with PICU nursing constraints D. Ben-Arieh New mathematical models for vector-borne disease: Transmission of tomato spotted wilt virus J.Wu, S. Zhao, Y. Kuang, D. Ben-Arieh, J. Nechols & D. Margolies Medical device training classification system M. Rys, M. Prieb & C. Taylor Part E: Environment and system design An experience and evaluation of objective structured clinical examination in nursing education at Kaohsiung Medical University S.-Y. Jian & F.-H. Chou Retained Surgical Instruments: Using technology for prevention and detection Y.-C. Teng, J.Ward, T. Horberry, P.J. Clarkson & V. Patil Holistic enhancement in hip surgery by design A. Albayrak, R.H.M. Goossens, S.B.W. Vehmeijer, H. Bodewes, T. Sunderman & J. Lancaster Establishment of a checklist for triaging STEMI patients in the emergency department R.F. Lin, R. Pang, K.-C. Tsai & A.-H. Li Examined the CCT 4000K lighting environment on visual fatigue during working C. Chou, T.-Y. Chen & C.-Y. Chen Facilitating teamwork in orthopaedic surgery by design M. Melles, G. Anastasiadis, C.C.M. Moes, R.H.M. Goossens, J. Lancaster & S.B.W. Vehmeijer Classification of soothing music using Fuzzy C-Means clustering algorithm Y.-W. Hsu, H.-P. Tsai, M.-C. Chiu, S.-L. Hwang, H.-L. Shih, F.-T. Huang & C.-T. Lee A tangible user interface of map for hospital wayfinding C.-W. Chen & Y.-F. Kao Part F: Human factors and product design A user centered design approach for minimal invasive surgery A. Albayrak, M. Melles & R.H.M. Goossens The study of anthropometry of Indonesian infant age 0-2 years in Jakarta Yanto, C.-W. Lu & D.C. Lioenita Effects of virtual scene parameters on shoulder joint motor performance during throwing movement C.-H. Huang & T.-L. Sun Fitting pressure garments analysis for burn victim's scars P.-W. Huang & C.-W. Lu Assessment of range of joint motion using Kinect J.-L. Lin, H.-C. Chuan, P.-C. Kuan & S.-M. Ni Synchronizing the arm-speed of toothbrushing with sounds of differing tempos T.Y.Wu & C.-T. Lin The anthropometric data for Taiwanese female military personnel Y.-C. Shih, C.-C. Pao, C.-L. Lin & L.-W. Liu A study of five "F" in product design C.-W. Chien, C.-L. Lin & R.-T. Lin Author index