Category Archives: Resources

Patient Safety Awards 2016

Patient Safety Awards 2016 Now in their 8th year, the Patient Safety Awards continue to recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Joining forces this year with the Patient Safety Congress, there is even more opportunity … Continue reading

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Button batteries can kill if swallowed

Button batteries can kill if swallowed. Treat as a medical emergency and go to A&E / ER. Here are some suggestions for reducing harm from button batteries. Continue reading

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Can Standards and Regulations Keep Up With Health Technologies? – new Viewpoint article in JMIR mHealth uHealth

Following the publication of their Viewpoint article (Open Access) in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, JMIR mHealth uHealth, CHI+MED researchers Chris Vincent and Katarzyna Stawarz from UCL’s Interaction Centre have written the blog post below to introduce it. The … Continue reading

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Patient Safety resources online – and how you can add yours, via @CHAIN_Network #ptsafety #patientsafety

There are over 2,000 subscribers to the Patient Safety sub-group of CHAIN (Contact, Help, Advice and Information Network, it’s free to join) and CHAIN has taken the opportunity to (a) highlight resources that are already available on this topic and … Continue reading

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Book giveaway: 5 copies of ‘Fieldwork for Healthcare’ (Vol 1) to be won, thanks to @MorganClaypool (publishers)

CHI+MED staff from UCL’s Interaction Centre (UCLIC) have co-edited and contributed chapters to a new book called Fieldwork for Healthcare: case studies investigating human factors in computing systems, published by Morgan & Claypool – who’ve kindly made 5 copies available … Continue reading

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Can you do this drug calculation? With added answer, and explanation

Yesterday we invited readers to see if they could do the sort of drug calculation that nurses regularly do when giving medicine to patients through drug infusion pumps (see original post, also copied below). Congratulations to @tomhoward87, @geeoharee and @JonMendel who … Continue reading

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Can you do this drug calculation?

Here is the sort of calculation that some nurses do everyday. In this example a patient needing chemotherapy medication is to be given the drug fluorouracil over a period of several days via an infusion pump. The pump will gradually … Continue reading

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Medical devices, human factors, #hci, ergonomics, error – tweets from various conferences (a collection of collections)

Event tweets that have been tagged with a hashtag can be viewed in real-time (both by conference attendees and those watching along at home) but they can also be collected together later as a record of the event. Picture credit: … Continue reading

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