A major concern for nursing informatics is ergonomics. The word “ergonomics” comes from the Greek words ergo, meaning work, and nomos, meaning law. Ergonomics, a relatively new science, looks at the application of physiological, psychological, and engineering principles to interactions between people and machines. Ergonomics attempts to define working conditions that enhance individual health, safety, comfort, and productivity. This can be done by recognizing three things: the physiological, anatomical, and psychological capabilities and limitations of people; the tools they use; and the environments in which they function.
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