Elizabeth A. Henneman
My research team is committed to improving patient safety in the inpatient, ambulatory, home and long-term care settings. A particular focus of our research is investigating how to recognize and prevent medical errors and adverse events. In addition to faculty from the Colleges of Nursing in UMass Amherst and UMass Dartmouth, our team includes UMass faculty from engineering, chemistry and computer science as well as physicians and nurses
from Baystate Medical Center. Our current research is examining the impact of interruptions on medical errors and also examining the use of checklists to identify errors and adverse events. We use eye-tracking technology as a tool to quantify clinician behaviors as they carry out common, high-risk procedures such as medication administration and blood transfusion. Most recently, we have begun to conduct a usability study of new technologies for identifying early fluid overload in at-risk patients living at home and in long term care.
- PhD University of California Los Angeles