4 de Marso de 2021 | 17:30 UTC (90 min.)

Preparedness and Pandemic: The role of human factors and ergonomics in responding to the Covid 19 healthcare emergency

Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) specialists have supported healthcare organizations in responding to the Covid 19 emergency in many ways. In particular, they have applied HF/E approaches and techniques in order to foster the strategic dimensions of preparedness. Quality and safety can be developed in support of the capacity of healthcare organizations to respond to crises such as Covid 19.
During this webinar the HF/E contribution will be explored from multiple points of view, thanks to the experiences of HF/E experts in different part of the world.

Program Chairs
Sara Albolino (IEA Secretary General) and Michelle Robertson (IEA Executive Committee member)

Introduction and presentation
Giulio Toccafondi, Italy (Centre for Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety Tuscany Region, Co-Chair IEA Healthcare Ergonomics Technical Committee)


  • Ian Findlay, South Africa (anaesthetist and ergonomist representative of Ergonomics Society of South Africa
  • Tommaso Bellandi, Italy (Department of Patient Safety Northwest Healthcare Trust Tuscany and President of Italian Ergonomics and Human Factors Society)
  • Sylvia Pelayo, France (University Lille, CHU Lille and President of Société d’Ergonomie de Langue Française)
  • Martha Patricia Caro Gutierrez, Colombia (Centro de Estudios de Ergonomía Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)

Questions and answers from the audience
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