This month we begin the production phase of a new documentary exploring recent advances in clinical human factors.
Building on extensive background research over the past 12 months, the film will explore the science of human factors and in particular focus on the common cognitive processes and biases that lie at the heart of human error in healthcare.
Working with Martin Bromiley, Chair of the Clinical Human Factors Group, we will be charting the progress made in his campaign to put human factors at the heart of safety improvement since the death of his wife Elaine during a “routine operation” in 2007. In his day job, Martin flies the Airbus A320 and he is also a fully qualified PPL and Aerobatics instructor. Through his insights and experience we will explore the potential and constraints of the aviation analogy; and those from other safety critical industries.
We will hear from those working at the cutting edge of human factors and safety science in healthcare, including Prof Bryn Baxendale of the Trent Simulation Centre in Nottingham and Dr Ken Catchpole, Associate Director for Human Factors at the Cedar Senai Medical Centre, California. We will illustrate current research and practice that is set to change the face of medical education and practice in the UK and abroad.
We hope the film will offer an engaging and practical resource for use in education and training and will be available under licence from late 2014. A preview screening of the film is being planned to coincide with the CHFG Annual Conference in December 2014. If you would like to pre-register for further information about the film’s release, please email us.