Journal article

Applying hierarchical task analysis to improving the patient positioning for direct lateral interbody fusion in spinal surgery

Latif Al-Hakim, Tanaphon Maiping, Nick Sevdalis

Applied Ergonomics | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2014

University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

The project has been partially sponsored by the University of Southern Queensland and approved by the Institutional Review Board and Ethic Committee at Bangkok Medical Center (BMC), Thailand. Sevdalis is affiliated with the Imperial Center for Patient Safety and service Quality (, which is funded by the National Institute for Health Research. The authors are grateful to the support of Dr Matinee Mapping, assistant CEO of BMC. The authors acknowledge the thoughtful time and input of the urology surgeons, (Prof. Damrongpan Watanachote and Dr. Charuspong Dissaranan), who currently involved in similar research on urology. Special recognition of the effort and help is noted for the operating room manager, Ms. Rachanee and the OR nurses Ms. Suneerat and Ms. Jantima. Special recognition is extended to the Anaesthetists and Surgeons Committee (ASC) at BMC for allowing the principal author to present the work to them and for the useful comments and input of the ASC members.