When time is of the essence, font choice and typography can be a matter of life and death.
The complex tasks involved in most healthcare procedures can introduce communication risks, such as role confusion within the team, interruptions, noise, and handovers. Crew Resource Management (CRM) provides a defined framework for addressing the underlying causes of communication problems and managing the consequences of these problems. Healthcare CRM team training involves defining the team, understanding basic human factors, and applying the knowledge to case studies and eventually the workplace.
Most of us have had the experience of walking into a room with a purpose, but not remembering what that purpose was. Sometimes we have a general idea (I’m here to get something – but what was it?) and sometimes we have no idea why we entered the room. Often we have to retreat to the previous room in an attempt to remember our original purpose.
The FAA has released a series of high-quality, short videos describing the role of human factors in air traffic management. The videos provide high-level and accessible introductions to key HF topics. These videos provide a quality introduction to human factors as a discipline as it relates to air traffic management.