Global Air Training Human Factors Courses for Healthcare
Global Air Training delivers a range of training courses for healthcare professionals derived from Crew Resources Management programmes developed in aviation. The aviation industry has long recognised that achieving safety in a complex environments requires crew members to receive specific training in non-technical skills, in addition to technical training. Human Factors training in healthcare enhances clinical performance through an understanding of the effects of teamwork, tasks, equipment, workspace, culture and organisation on human behaviour in clinical settings.
Human Factors training can assist healthcare staff to:
- Understand why we make errors.
- Understand how systems factors can threaten patient safety.
- Improve the safety culture of teams and organisations.
- Enhance teamwork and improve communication.
- Improve the design of healthcare systems.
- Identify ‘what went wrong’ and predict ‘what could go wrong’.
- Understand how Human Factors tools can reduce the likelihood of patient harm.
- Take a proactive approach to the avoidance, trapping and mitigation of errors.
Global Air Training provides Clinical Human Factors courses in a range of formats to meet the specific needs of individual healthcare organisations.
- Open training courses at our UK training centre.
- In-house bespoke courses for healthcare organisations
- Instructor-led live online training via our learning management portal and web conferencing platform
Clinical Human Factors Foundation course
The Clinical Human Factors Foundation course is 1 day and is suitable for all healthcare staff. The course provides a foundation to the understanding of Human Factors in the healthcare environment and how human error can affect patient safety. The training develops non-technical skills that complement technical competency and includes teamwork, situational awareness, decision making, communication and workload management.
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Human Factors Managers course
The Human Factors Managers course is 3 days and suitable for all mangers, supervisors, team leaders and all healthcare staff wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of Human Factors in healthcare. The training assists the development of a cohesive environment among team members in which all personnel feel empowered to speak up if they suspect a problem. An in depth understanding of the causes of human error develops the ability to take a proactive approach to the avoidance, trapping and mitigation of errors.
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Human Factors Trainers course
The Global Air Training Human Factors Trainer programme has been continually developed over 20 years and is widely recognised in safety critical industries worldwide. This course is designed for those involved in the delivery of Human Factors training programmes in healthcare. The course is 5 days in duration, it covers a scientifically robust basis of Human Factors training, and studies examples and case studies of human factor related patient safety incidents. The course emphasises the development of facilitation skills which are crucial to effective Human Factors training. The training provides the required knowledge, skills and materials to enable the participant to deliver effective, practical Human Factors training which meets the specific needs of their operating environment.
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