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Elizabeth A. Henneman

Associate Professor

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.

Learn more at: www.umass.edu/nursing/faculty-staff/faculty/elizabeth-henneman

Academic Background:

  • PhD University of California Los Angeles
McComb, Sara A., Matthew Lemaster, Elizabeth A. Henneman, and Kevin T. Hinchey. "An evaluation of shared mental models and mutual trust on general medical units: Implications for collaboration, teamwork, and patient safety." Journal of patient safety 13, no. 4 (2017): 237-242.
Henneman, Elizabeth A., Chester Andrzejewski, Anna Gawlinski, Kelley McAfee, Thomas Panaccione, and Kimberly Dziel. "Transfusion-Associated Circulatory Overload: Evidence-Based Strategies to Prevent, Identify, and Manage a Serious Adverse Event." Critical care nurse 37, no. 5 (2017): 58-65.
Henneman, Elizabeth A., Jenna L. Marquard, Donald L. Fisher, and Anna Gawlinski. "Eye tracking: a novel approach for evaluating and improving the safety of healthcare processes in the simulated setting." Simulation in Healthcare 12, no. 1 (2017): 51-56.
LeBlanc, Raeann, Mary Ellen Burke, and Elizabeth A. Henneman. "The Professional Introduction." AJN The American Journal of Nursing 116, no. 6 (2016): 11.
Contact Info
226 Skinner Hall
651 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9299
(413) 545-0405