Medical Device Reprocessing Department Study

PROBLEM

While working with the Human Factors team at Alberta Health Services, I participated in a number of observations of current Medical Device Reprocessing Departments within Alberta to identify potential patient safety hazards or disruptions in workflow. 

STRATEGY

I assisted in creating an observation sheet that would look for potential hazards or disruptors, then observed workflow and interviewed staff for less identifiable questions.

OUTCOME

Myself and the team then gathered our findings and prepared a list of recommendations that would influence the design of efficient workflow, physical workspace and reduce errors related to physical workspace.