Human factors evaluation of teletherapy: Training and organizational analysis. Volume 4

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A series of human factors evaluations were undertaken to better understand the contributing factors to human error in the teletherapy environment. Teletherapy is a multidisciplinary methodology for treating cancerous tissue through selective exposure to an external beam of ionizing radiation. A team of human factors specialists, assisted by a panel of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and radiation therapists, conducted site visits to radiation oncology departments at community hospitals, university centers, and free-standing clinics. A function and task analysis was initially performed to guide subsequent evaluations in the areas of system-user interfaces, procedures, training and qualifications, and organizational policies and practices. ... continued below

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Henriksen, K.; Kaye, R.D.; Jones, R.; Morisseau, D.S. & Serig, D.I. July 1, 1995.

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A series of human factors evaluations were undertaken to better understand the contributing factors to human error in the teletherapy environment. Teletherapy is a multidisciplinary methodology for treating cancerous tissue through selective exposure to an external beam of ionizing radiation. A team of human factors specialists, assisted by a panel of radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and radiation therapists, conducted site visits to radiation oncology departments at community hospitals, university centers, and free-standing clinics. A function and task analysis was initially performed to guide subsequent evaluations in the areas of system-user interfaces, procedures, training and qualifications, and organizational policies and practices. The present work focuses solely on training and qualifications of personnel (e.g., training received before and during employment), and the potential impact of organizational factors on the performance of teletherapy. Organizational factors include such topics as adequacy of staffing, performance evaluations, commonly occurring errors, implementation of quality assurance programs, and organizational climate.

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INIS; OSTI as TI95015689

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  • Other: TI95015689
  • Report No.: NUREG/CR--6277-Vol.4
  • DOI: 10.2172/91921 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 91921
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc794484

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Henriksen, K.; Kaye, R.D.; Jones, R.; Morisseau, D.S. & Serig, D.I. Human factors evaluation of teletherapy: Training and organizational analysis. Volume 4, report, July 1, 1995; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc794484/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.