Human Factors Engineering in Medical Device Design

Charles H. Paul Instructor:
Charles H. Paul
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
90 Minutes
Webinar ID: 502116

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This 90-minute webinar will delve into the fundamental aspects of HFE, emphasizing its pivotal role in enhancing safety, efficiency, and overall user experience within the medical device landscape.

Participants will gain insights into the user-centered design process, exploring steps such as user research, task analysis, and usability testing, all geared towards minimizing the risk of human error and maximizing the effectiveness of medical devices. Through case studies and practical examples, attendees will witness successful applications of HFE principles, illustrating the profound impact of this interdisciplinary approach on patient safety and device usability.

The webinar will also address the challenge of user diversity in medical device design, acknowledging the varied needs and characteristics of both healthcare professionals and patients. Strategies for accommodating this diversity will be discussed, providing practical insights into tailoring medical devices to meet the unique requirements of different user groups.

Additionally, the webinar will touch upon regulatory considerations and standards related to HFE, guiding participants through the complex landscape of ensuring compliance with industry regulations. By the end of the session, attendees will have a comprehensive understanding of how HFE can be effectively integrated into the medical device design process, fostering innovation, reducing errors, and ultimately improving healthcare outcomes.

Why you should Attend: Participation in this training offers attendees a comprehensive understanding of the pivotal role of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) in medical device design, equipping them with valuable insights and practical knowledge to enhance their professional expertise.

Participants will gain proficiency in the user-centered design process, learning to conduct effective user research, task analysis, and usability testing, ultimately contributing to the development of safer and more user-friendly medical devices.

The training will empower attendees to address the diverse needs of healthcare professionals and patients, fostering inclusivity and adaptability in device design. Furthermore, insights into regulatory considerations and standards will provide participants with the necessary tools to navigate compliance requirements, ensuring the successful integration of HFE principles into their projects. Overall, this training promises to be a transformative experience, offering participants a competitive edge in the field of medical device design, with the potential to positively impact patient outcomes and contribute to advancements in healthcare technology.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Introduction (10 minutes)
    • Brief overview of the importance of Human Factors Engineering (HFE) in medical device design
    • Introduction to the key goals and objectives of the webinar
  • Fundamentals of Human Factors Engineering (20 minutes)
    • Definition and scope of HFE in the context of medical device design
    • The impact of HFE on patient safety, usability, and overall device effectiveness
  • User-Centered Design Process (25 minutes)
    • Overview of the user-centered design (UCD) process
    • Steps involved in UCD, including user research, task analysis, and usability testing
  • Addressing User Diversity (15 minutes)
    • Understanding the diverse needs and characteristics of users (healthcare professionals and patients)
    • Strategies for accommodating user diversity in medical device design
    • Case studies showcasing successful approaches to addressing user diversity
  • Regulatory Considerations and Standards (10 minutes)
    • Overview of relevant regulatory requirements and standards related to HFE in medical devices
    • Tips for navigating the regulatory landscape and ensuring compliance
    • Discussion on the role of HFE in the FDA's Human Factors Engineering Program

Who Will Benefit:
  • Medical Device Manufacturing Companies

Speaker Profile
Charles H. Paul is the President of C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc. - a regulatory, manufacturing, training, and technical documentation consulting firm - celebrating its twentieth year in business in 2017. He has been a regulatory and management consultant and an Instructional Technologist for 30 years and has published numerous white papers on various regulatory and training subjects. The firm works with both domestic and international clients designing solutions for complex training and documentation issues.

He has held senior positions in consulting and in corporate training development prior to forming C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc. He also worked for several years in government contracting managing the development of significant Army-wide training development contracts impacting virtually all of the active Army and changing the training paradigm throughout the military.

He has dedicated his entire professional career explaining the benefits of performance-based training

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