International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care.
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Item Type:Proceedings of a Conference
Citation:Cahill J, Kay A, Howard V., Mulcahy B, Forde, M., George S., Ziampra, E, Nolan, R. Fitzpatrick, F, & Lacey, G., Harte, R., O'Reilly, F., International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care., The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, Virtual/Online, 10, 1, April 12 to 16, 2021, Sage, 2021, pp. 157?164
TCDpaper_mindfulhandhygieneapp_27may2021.doc (Accepted for publication (author's copy) - Peer Reviewed) 1.128Mb
This paper presents a preliminary concept for a ‘Mobile Phone App’ providing training in mindful hand hygiene integrated with the WHO hand hygiene protocol. A range of human factors action research methods were used to specify the preliminary concept. This includes stakeholder interviews, workshops, and participatory co-design/evaluation sessions. Mindfulness enables HCW to focus on the correct procedure for HH, along with addressing the need for self-care. The proposed Mobile Phone App enables training in mindful HH, from home. Mindful HH training forms parts of a wider learner journey which includes addressing self-care and training in PPE donning and doffing. Mindfulness is an inexpensive strategy to reduce stress and improve the quality of the working lives of healthcare workers. However, it is not a substitute for professional counselling services.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Other Titles:The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
Type of material:Proceedings of a Conference
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Subject (TCD):Creative Technologies , Next Generation Medical Devices , COVID 19 Pandemic , HUMAN FACTORS , Hand Hygiene , Mindfulness , Personal Protective Equipment , Work Related Stress