Top Device Problems in Hospitals

So, just a quick one today because we are in a holiday week. ECRI (pdf) listed the top 10 medical device problems in hospitals:1. Alarm hazards.2. Needlesticks and injuries from sharps.3. Air embolisms from contrast media injectors.4. Retained devices and fragments left in patients.5. Surgical fires.6. Anesthesia hazards due to inadequate preuse inspection.7. misleading displays.8. CT radiation dose.9. MR imaging burns.10. Fiberoptic light-source burns.

December 24, 2008

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Top Device Problems in Hospitals

So, just a quick one today because we are in a holiday week. ECRI (pdf) listed the top 10 medical device problems in hospitals:1. Alarm hazards.2. Needlesticks and injuries from sharps.3. Air embolisms from contrast media injectors.4. Retained devices and fragments left in patients.5. Surgical fires.6. Anesthesia hazards due to inadequate preuse inspection.7. misleading displays.8. CT radiation dose.9. MR imaging burns.10. Fiberoptic light-source burns.

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