Portfolio of work compiled while completing a MS in Psychology: Human Factors at the University of Idaho.
Error identification is key initial step when analyzing a process or technical interaction that does not occur as expected. During a Human Factors Engineering Class I performed a Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)on a critical patient event in order to determine where the initial errors occurred. The information obtained would provide a direction for design or process change.
This project was completed for an Advanced Human Factors Class Project. It was utilized as a part of an IV pump design. A Procedural Task Analysis was used in combination with a “Think Aloud” technique to determine error types and establish relevant design standards.
The majority of humans interact with modern technology during the course of their everyday work lives. During the course of a Human Engineering course and a Human Computer Interaction course I developed initial design sketches and formulated a re-design project around these initial ideas for an IV Infusion pump.
Understanding how to apply biomechanics design and ergonomic principles is an important aspect in evaluating a working environment. During and Ergonomics and Biomechanics Class I analyzed a Dental office and the clinicians that worked there. I provided feedback on areas that might be causing physical or cognitive strain.
Analysis of specialized workflows is an important component of solution development in the workplace. I applied my observational and interview techniques to a hospital setting problem. This report describes what was observed and described by the participants. This information would be used as a platform to develop additional training, technological solutions, or workflow modification.
I apply my understanding of clinical workflow and decision making to solve clinical issues. I have provided several examples that illustrate both observational techniques and process mapping. This information will be used as a platform to develop additional training, technological solutions, or workflow modification.