Journal article

Decision-centred design in healthcare: The process of identifying a decision support tool for airway management

R Schnittker, SD Marshall, T Horberry, K Young

APPLIED ERGONOMICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Current decision support interventions for airway management in anaesthesia lack the application of Human Factors Engineering; leading to interventions that can be disruptive, inefficient and error-inducing. This study followed a decision-centred design process to identify decision support that can assist anaesthesia teams with challenging airway management situations. Field observations, Critical Decision Method interviews and focus groups were conducted to identify the most difficult decisions and their requirements. Data triangulation narrowed the focus to key decisions related to preparation and planning, and the transitioning between airway techniques during difficulties. Five decision-..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Researcher Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors express their gratitude to all the participants that volunteered to take part in this research and share their expertise and enthusiasm. Furthermore, we thank Gavan Lintern for his ongoing advice in this research, specifically in the analysis of the Critical Decision Method interviews. We also thank Maatje Scheepers for her help in facilitating the two focus group studies. This research has been supported by a grant of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Dr Young's contribution to this article was part funded by her Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DE160100372). Dr Marshall is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Researcher Fellowship (1130929).