UK television: “How to avoid mistakes in surgery” Thur 21 March, 9pm, BBC2 w @Kevin_Fong #horizon

Edit 22 March 2013: the programme is available to watch again (for UK viewers) for the next three weeks from the BBC iPlayer site.

How to avoid mistakes in surgery in which Kevin Fong looks at human factors in healthcare – BBC2, 9pm, 21 March 2013.

“Dr Kevin Fong examines what can be done to reduce the number of mistakes being made by surgeons in the operating theatre. Speaking to professionals in high-pressure careers – including airline pilots, firemen and Formula One pit workers – he explores the coping mechanisms they each employ when faced with emergency situations, and looks at how these tactics could be transferred to the world of surgery.”
Information from RadioTimes.

This episode arose after Martin Bromiley (whose wife died after surgical error) contacted Dr Fong about the possibility of making a programme about human factors in healthcare.

This will be shown on BBC2 this Thursday (21 March 2013) at 9pm for viewers in England, Scotland and Wales. It will be shown in Northern Ireland on BBC2 Northern Ireland on the same night at 11.20pm and repeated on Thursday 26 March on BBC2 (not shown in Wales) also at 11.20pm.

See also
When technology design provokes errors – YouTube video of a lunchtime talk given by Prof Ann Blandford for World Usability Day in 2011
• CHI+MED blog posts tagged with human factors.
Errordiary: where even clever people make stupid mistakes
‘National Advisory Group’ to advise the NHS on preventing patient harm

CHI+MED are co-ordinating two workshops at CHI 2013 (Paris, April/May 2013).

  • MediCHI 2013: Safer interaction in medical devices (a CHI 2013 workshop) – initiated and supported by CHI+MED.
  • HCI Fieldwork in Healthcare – creating a graduate guidebook (a CHI 2013 workshop) – supported by CHI+MED.

Further reading
CHI+MED looks at several areas of human factors research to help reduce errors in healthcare including:

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2 Responses to UK television: “How to avoid mistakes in surgery” Thur 21 March, 9pm, BBC2 w @Kevin_Fong #horizon

  1. Pingback: [Training course, Oxford] Human Factors, Teamwork & Communication [in a surgical environment], 13-17 May 2013 | chi+med blog

  2. Pingback: Prof Ann Blandford on “How to avoid mistakes in surgery”: a summary and commentary #horizon | chi+med blog

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