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Industrial and Operations Engineering pres.

Human Performance Seminar (836): John Gosbee, University of Michigan

Using Human Factors Engineering to fix Patient Safety Problems: Happy and Sad Stories

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The Human Performance Seminar Series (836) from the Center for Ergonomics is open to all. U-M Industrial and Operations Engineering graduate students and faculty are especially encouraged to attend.

Teaching HFE To BME Undergraduate and Graduate Students: Lessons & Tips

Dr. Gosbee will present some short examples of how he teaches the basics of human factors engineering (HFE) to the biomedical engineering (BME) learners. For instance, one interactive group exercise is applying the Stroop Effect to design of labeling for medical gas cylinders. He will show how usability testing and HFE aspects of risk management fit into BME senior and graduate design courses (as co-instructor). The focus is on methods and structure required by FDA and international standards (e.g., IEC 62366). Additionally, a short overview of how he also injects some HFE into other BME courses like “Needs Finding” (BME 499, Dr. Rachael Schmedlen, lead) and Regulatory science (BME 588, Dr Joan Greve, lead) will be presented.

John Gosbee, MD, MS teaches human factors engineering (HFE) and patient safety at the University of Michigan Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering. He leads development of patient safety curriculum for several medical and surgical residencies. He teaches HFE for several BME design courses, including capstone design courses, observation course, and regulatory science. He also provides HFE consultation to UM research projects that involve new device design (e.g., teleophthalmology). He has been visiting professor at dozens of universities, including Penn, Johns Hopkins, and Yale University. He has received two national awards for patient safety design (ISMP’s “Cheers Award” and AAMI’s “Career Achievement Award”. Among dozens of other publications, he edited and co-wrote the book, Using Human Factors Engineering to Improve Patient Safety. Previously, Dr Gosbee worked at Department of Veterans Affairs - National Center for Patient Safety, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, and NASA on development of space-based medical facilities.
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