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''This ebook discusses how human elements and ergonomics rules may be utilized to enhance caliber, protection, potency, and effectiveness in sufferer care. the themes will comprise the layout of labor environments to enhance delight and healthiness of sufferers, healthcare services, and pros. The application of this quarter of analysis is to help the layout of platforms and units for potent and secure healthcare Read more...

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Also, the general distribution of space (as in architectural space) will not be covered, because the architectural drawings for the new hospital were already completed, when the project started. Adaptions on a smaller scale are still possible. The change of work organization implies changes to work ergonomics. A fundamental redesign offers the opportunity to improve ergonomics and thereby health and safety of the staff. However, this is not easily achieved in a top-down approach. e. ergonomics is embedded in the organization in the way staff handles their daily tasks.

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