An expert perspective of errors in endoscope reprocessing

Emily A. Hildebrand, Russell Branaghan, Brooke L. Neuman, Jonathan Jolly, T. B. Garland, Mistey Taggart, Dana Epstein, Judith Babcock-Parziale, Victoria Brown

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Abstract

Endoscope reprocessing has been identified as a complex procedure that, when completed incorrectly, can lead to patient outbreaks due to cross contamination. Most reported incidents cite human error as the cause, but little research to date has explored the human factors related issues surrounding reprocessing procedures. The purpose of this study was to interview experts in endoscope reprocessing to determine the most difficult steps and error prone tasks in the procedure as well as identify potential contributing factors to error. Relationships between tasks and contributing factors are examined and implications for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Pages748-752
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 23 2011

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Other55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period9/19/119/23/11

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Hildebrand, E. A., Branaghan, R., Neuman, B. L., Jolly, J., Garland, T. B., Taggart, M., ... Brown, V. (2011). An expert perspective of errors in endoscope reprocessing. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 748-752) https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181311551155

An expert perspective of errors in endoscope reprocessing. / Hildebrand, Emily A.; Branaghan, Russell; Neuman, Brooke L.; Jolly, Jonathan; Garland, T. B.; Taggart, Mistey; Epstein, Dana; Babcock-Parziale, Judith; Brown, Victoria.

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2011. p. 748-752.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hildebrand, EA, Branaghan, R, Neuman, BL, Jolly, J, Garland, TB, Taggart, M, Epstein, D, Babcock-Parziale, J & Brown, V 2011, An expert perspective of errors in endoscope reprocessing. in Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. pp. 748-752, 55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011, Las Vegas, NV, United States, 9/19/11. https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181311551155
Hildebrand EA, Branaghan R, Neuman BL, Jolly J, Garland TB, Taggart M et al. An expert perspective of errors in endoscope reprocessing. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2011. p. 748-752 https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181311551155
Hildebrand, Emily A. ; Branaghan, Russell ; Neuman, Brooke L. ; Jolly, Jonathan ; Garland, T. B. ; Taggart, Mistey ; Epstein, Dana ; Babcock-Parziale, Judith ; Brown, Victoria. / An expert perspective of errors in endoscope reprocessing. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 2011. pp. 748-752
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