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News & Events | Articles | February 26, 2015

Human Factors Evaluation of Ebola Virus Disease Patient Scenarios

Justin Baers and Katelyn Wiley
Human Factors Research Analysts, W21C

February 26, 2015
12:00 - 12:50 pm
Rose Room, Third Floor
TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Drive NW

This session is also available remotely through an Adobe Connect Meeting. Enter as a guest. You may join the session at any time. It is advisable to test your audio before the seminar starts.

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will discuss human factors research conducted to examine potential transmission of Ebola virus to health care workers. Findings come from the observation of simulated Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient scenarios involving multiple health care workers and AHS staff.

Learning Objectives:

1. Gain knowledge of the research project and findings.

2. Discuss recommendations for improved practices.

3. Obtain first-hand experience with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used for dealing with EVD.

The W21C Journal Club+ is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of the Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.