Ergonomic Challenges Inherent in Neonatal Resuscitation

Children (Basel). 2019 Jun 3;6(6):74. doi: 10.3390/children6060074.


Neonatal resuscitation demands that healthcare professionals perform cognitive and technical tasks while working under time pressure as a team in order to provide efficient and effective care. Neonatal resuscitation teams simultaneously process and act upon multiple data streams, perform ergonomically challenging technical procedures, and coordinate their actions within a small physical space. An understanding and application of human factors and ergonomics science broadens the areas of need in resuscitation research, and will lead to enhanced technologies, systems, and work environments that support human limitations and maximize human performance during neonatal resuscitation.

Keywords: cognitive ergonomics; human factors and ergonomics; human performance; macroergonomics; neonatal resuscitation; physical ergonomics.

Publication types

  • Review