CANCELLED - 2019 System Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety

CANCELLED - 2019 System Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety




Due to unforeseeable circumstances this conference is CANCELLED. 


Statement of Need

This short course is designed to provide an understanding of human factors and systems engineering and how this approach to patient safety can improve system performance and safety, prevent harm when error does occur, help systems recover from error, and mitigate further harm.



The Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) has been a leader in comprehensively applying Human Factors and Systems Engineering to the patient safety challenge. As part of this effort, the SEIPS Short Course was developed by Professor Pascale Carayon and her colleagues at the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement at the University of Wisconsin in 2004. It has been highly successful and repeated yearly until 2015, when the Center decided to transfer the sponsorship of the course to the UF Center for Simulation, Education, and Safety Research in Jacksonville, FL. The last session of the SEIPS Short Course (its 12th) was held in Jacksonville, April 3 -7, 2017 co-directed by Professor Robert Wears and Dr Shawna Perry. The next session will also be held in Jacksonville April 9 - 13, 2018. It will be directed by Dr Shawna Perry, with the continuing guidance and support of Professor Carayon, under the guiding philosophy of keeping the same faculty and content that has been so successful in Madison, but simply relocating the course to Florida.

Specific Learning Objectives

This five-day course for professionals presents nationally recognized speakers discussing a variety of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and Patient Safety topics. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

SEIPS Flow Diagram1
  • Identify the objectives of human factors engineering
  • Explain the use of HFE to improve patient safety
  • Describe the characteristics of a system and the implications for system design
  • Describe the principles of sociotechnical systems engineering
  • Summarize challenges to the application of HFE and patient safety
  • Explain the role of the physical environment in patient safety
  • Identify cognitive ergonomics issues for patient safety
  • Evaluate technology design and usability issues for patient safety
  • Explain organizational issues related to patient safety
  • Identify issues related to workstation design and layout
  • Recognize the impact of teamwork and communication on patient safety
  • Describe principles for work system redesign, implementation and change management

Monday, April 1, 2019 - Friday, April 5, 2019

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  • Where

  • The River Club
    1 Independent Drive
    Suite 3500
    Jacksonville, Florida 32202

  • Total Registrations

  • 40 (40 remaining)

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