Webinar - Predicting Biomechanical Load, Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk, and Quality of Care in Nursing During COVID and Non-COVID Scenarios Using Discrete Event Simulation

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

In this webinar

Discrete Event Simulation (DES) is an operations research tool that can represent complex systems at a discrete set of points. This webinar presents the results of a study where DES was used to simulate the process of care delivery from a nurse's perspective on a task-by-task basis to understand both the demands on the nurse, the delivery of care to the patients over the course of an entire shift, and the implications for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).

About the presenters

Sadeem Qureshi

Dr. Sadeem M. Qureshi, PhD, CCPE, is a Post Doctoral Fellow in the Human Factors Engineering (HFE) Lab at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). His research focuses on quantifying workload and its implications on quality using simulation technologies. Sadeem is Chapter Leader (Toronto) for the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE), and the Co-Chair for the newly formed subcommittee of Early Career Researchers and Professionals at the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). 


Patrick Neumann

Dr. W. Patrick Neumann, PhD, Eur.Erg., LEL, is the Director of the Human Factors Engineering Lab and a Professor at the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). Patrick's research now focuses on the design of work systems that are effective and sustainable from both human and technical perspectives. Areas of research interest include: human factors and firm strategy; industrial system design processes; organizational design and change management; simulation and virtual performance modelling; and performance and exposure measurement.

Webinar resources

Webinar recording (Webex)
Password (case sensitive): Nursing2022

Webinar slide presentation (PDF)

For assistance, please contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.

Disclaimer: CRE-MSD receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. The views expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre nor of the Province of Ontario.