Authors: Aslanides,M. & Gallino, E.
1st HEPS International Conference, Strasbourg(*) 2008
Devices and organizations are designed and regulated in a way that can generate errors that can be related to a certain underestimation of the anaesthesiologist environment's variability and of the patient's states evolution (De Keyser & Nyssen, 1997). Their evolution is also linked to the degree of normalization of deviance (Vaughan, 1996) and to the social control of these migrations. Our concern is to know how these organizational and systemic-related unsafe acts emerge in Argentina’s hospitals, in order to determine what the main ergonomic challenges in the design of devices and work organization are for patient safety and anaesthesiologist’s work improvement in that specific context. (...)
(*) We are very grateful to Dina Notte, who kindly presented our work on behalf our team.