Sue Hignett

Summary

Affiliation: Loughborough University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of patient handling activities starting in lying, sitting and standing positions
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, UK
    J Adv Nurs 41:545-52. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for moving and handling bariatric patients
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough
    Nurs Stand 24:40-8. 2009
  3. pmc Safe access/egress systems for emergency ambulances
    A Jones
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
    Emerg Med J 24:200-5. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Determining the space needed to operate a mobile and an overhead patient hoist
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University
    Prof Nurse 20:40-2. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Manual handling risks in the bariatric (obese) patient pathway in acute sector, community and ambulance care and treatment
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
    Work 33:175-80. 2009
  6. doi request reprint In-patient falls: what can we learn from incident reports?
    Sue Hignett
    Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
    Age Ageing 42:527-31. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Which bed designs and patient characteristics increase bed rail use?
    Sue Hignett
    Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
    Age Ageing 42:531-5. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Observational study of treatment space in individual neonatal cot spaces
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 24:267-73. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of critical care space requirements for three frequent and high-risk tasks
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Research Unit HEPSU, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 19:167-75. 2007
  10. doi request reprint An investigation of the use of health building notes by UK healthcare building designers
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Research Unit HEPSU, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE113TU, UK
    Appl Ergon 40:608-16. 2009

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of patient handling activities starting in lying, sitting and standing positions
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, UK
    J Adv Nurs 41:545-52. 2003
    ..This review was undertaken as it was recognized that there was a need for clinical work involving handling patients (systems of work and equipment) to be based on scientific evidence...
  2. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for moving and handling bariatric patients
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough
    Nurs Stand 24:40-8. 2009
    ..To identify and explore the manual handling risks for patients and caregivers using bariatric patient pathways in health and social care...
  3. pmc Safe access/egress systems for emergency ambulances
    A Jones
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
    Emerg Med J 24:200-5. 2007
    ..To comparatively evaluate the three most widely used ambulance stretcher loading systems; easi-loader, ramp/winch and tail lift to identify a preferred system based on safety and usability evidence...
  4. ncbi request reprint Determining the space needed to operate a mobile and an overhead patient hoist
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University
    Prof Nurse 20:40-2. 2005
    ..Many nurses will join a trust on the basis of the workspace design of the wards. This paper looks at the space required to operate two types of hoist and argues for the recommended bed space dimensions to be increased...
  5. ncbi request reprint Manual handling risks in the bariatric (obese) patient pathway in acute sector, community and ambulance care and treatment
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
    Work 33:175-80. 2009
    ..It was concluded that buildings, vehicles and equipment need to be designed to 'fit' a range of bariatric shapes and sizes so that bariatric patients could be accommodated in safety and comfort, and with minimal loss of dignity...
  6. doi request reprint In-patient falls: what can we learn from incident reports?
    Sue Hignett
    Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
    Age Ageing 42:527-31. 2013
    ..A subsequent pilot study of 4,571 reports found an apparent difference in the contributory factors for patients described as having cognitive and physical impairments...
  7. ncbi request reprint Which bed designs and patient characteristics increase bed rail use?
    Sue Hignett
    Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
    Age Ageing 42:531-5. 2013
    ..the design and use of bed rails has been contentious since the 1950s with benefits including safety, mobility support and access to bed controls and disadvantages associated with entrapment and restraint...
  8. doi request reprint Observational study of treatment space in individual neonatal cot spaces
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
    J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 24:267-73. 2010
    ..This study aimed to provide empirical evidence of the spatial requirements for an individual cot or incubator space...
  9. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of critical care space requirements for three frequent and high-risk tasks
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Research Unit HEPSU, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 19:167-75. 2007
    ..87 m(2) for a resuscitation task. The overall average space requirement for the three tasks for a patient and caregiver zone (ergonomic envelope) was 22.83 m(2), excluding family and hygiene zones and in-room storage...
  10. doi request reprint An investigation of the use of health building notes by UK healthcare building designers
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Research Unit HEPSU, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE113TU, UK
    Appl Ergon 40:608-16. 2009
    ..These recommendations pertain specifically to healthcare facility design for the National Health Service in the UK...
  11. ncbi request reprint Technology and building design: initiatives to reduce inpatient falls among the elderly
    Sue Hignett
    Dept of Ergonomics Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
    HERD 3:93-105. 2010
    ..g., observation, treatment, and care)...
  12. doi request reprint Designing emergency ambulances for the 21st century
    S Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
    Emerg Med J 26:135-40. 2009
    ..This paper describes a scoping study funded by the National Patient Safety Agency and Ambulance Service Association to investigate the short and longer term requirements of future emergency ambulances...
  13. doi request reprint Mountain rescue stretchers: usability trial
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Unit, Dept of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
    Work 34:215-22. 2009
    ..It is suggested that military emergency evacuation should be considered in addition to mountain rescue tasks to identify a larger commercial market for development...
  14. ncbi request reprint Space to care and treat safely in acute hospitals: recommendations from 1866 to 2008
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Research Unit HEPSU, Dept of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE113TU, UK
    Appl Ergon 41:666-73. 2010
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  15. doi request reprint Portable treatment technologies for urgent care
    S Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leics LE11 3TU, UK
    Emerg Med J 28:192-6. 2011
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  16. ncbi request reprint Assessing management of musculoskeletal disorders in the ambulance service
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:270-6. 2007
    ..Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common occupational illness in Great Britain affecting 1.1 million people a year. Paramedics, in particular, are known to have a high incidence of MSDs resulting, for many, in early retirement...
  17. ncbi request reprint Spatial requirements in hospital shower and toilet rooms
    S Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire
    Nurs Stand 21:43-8. 2006
    ..To determine the spatial requirements for hoist use in an assisted shower-toilet facility...
  18. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based patient handling: systematic review
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University
    Nurs Stand 17:33-6. 2003
    ..The evidence supports the provision of a minimal set of equipment for moving and handling patients, and multifactor intervention strategies based on risk assessment rather than those predominantly based on technique training...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hospital ergonomics: a qualitative study to explore the organizational and cultural factors
    Sue Hignett
    Dept of Human Sciences, Loughborugh University, Loughborough, Leics, LE11 3TU, UK
    Ergonomics 46:882-903. 2003
    ..A lack of ergonomic research was identified for female workers in the health care industry relating to both the type of work and gender issues...
  20. pmc Intervention strategies to reduce musculoskeletal injuries associated with handling patients: a systematic review
    S Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
    Occup Environ Med 60:E6. 2003
    ..To report, analyse, and discuss the results of a systematic review looking at intervention strategies to reduce the risk factors associated with patient handling activities...
  21. ncbi request reprint Using task analysis in healthcare design to improve clinical efficiency
    Jun Lu
    Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, UK
    HERD 2:60-9. 2009
    ..To review the functionality of the proposed soiled workroom design for efficient and safe clinical activities...
  22. pmc Do split-side rails present an increased risk to patient safety?
    S Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 14:113-6. 2005
    ..Concerns have been raised about the safety of split-side bed rails for patients in the UK...
  23. ncbi request reprint Finding ergonomic solutions--participatory approaches
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leics, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 55:200-7. 2005
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Competency-based training for patient handling
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Science, Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Research Unit HEPSU, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leics LE11 3TU, UK
    Appl Ergon 38:7-17. 2007
    ..The results showed that in organisations with a more positive safety culture the nursing staff demonstrated more complex decision-making about the patient handling tasks and had lower levels of associated postural risk...
  25. ncbi request reprint A review of environmental hazards associated with in-patient falls
    S Hignett
    Dept of Human Sciences, Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, Leics, UK
    Ergonomics 49:605-16. 2006
    ..The environmental hazards are revisited using this model in order to take an ergonomic or patient-centred approach for risk assessment...
  26. ncbi request reprint TROPHI: development of a tool to measure complex, multi-factorial patient handling interventions
    Mike Fray
    a Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
    Ergonomics 56:1280-94. 2013
    ..This final stage added external validity to the research by exploring transferability potential and presenting the data and analysis to allow respondent (participant) validation...
  27. ncbi request reprint Reviewing ambulance design for clinical efficiency and paramedic safety
    Jeremy Ferreira
    Hospital Ergonomics and Patient Safety Unit, Dept of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leics LE11 3TU, UK
    Appl Ergon 36:97-105. 2005
    ..It was concluded that future ambulance design should be based on an ergonomics analysis (including link analysis and postural analysis) of clinical activities...
  28. ncbi request reprint Ensuring bed space is right first time
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University
    Health Estate 62:29-31. 2008
  29. ncbi request reprint State of science: human factors and ergonomics in healthcare
    Sue Hignett
    a Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, Loughborough Leics LE11 3TU, UK
    Ergonomics 56:1491-503. 2013
    ..HFE can contribute to systems and design initiatives for both patients and clinicians to improve everyday performance and safety, and help to reduce and control spiralling healthcare costs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Need for new design guidance identified
    Sue Hignett
    Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety research Unit, Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University
    Health Estate 62:35-7. 2008
    ..In the early 1980s, the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) developed an ergonomic database as part of Health Building Notes (HBNs) to act as guidance in the design of new hospitals and the adaptation of old buildings...
  31. doi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture: findings from the UK
    P Waterson
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e2. 2010
    ..This study reports an assessment of the psychometric properties and suitability of the American Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture for use within the UK...
  32. ncbi request reprint Facility design needs clinical approach
    Sue Hignett
    Department of Human Sciences, Loughborough University
    Health Estate 62:36-8. 2008
    Dr Sue Hignett Ph.D and Jun Lu M. Arch B...
  33. ncbi request reprint Patient safety
    Judy Edworthy
    Ergonomics 49:439-43. 2006