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Crit Care Nurse. 2012 Aug;32(4):60-8. doi: 10.4037/ccn2012925.

Medical devices and patient safety.

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Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA. eamattox@gmail.com

Abstract

Errors related to health care devices are not well understood. Nurses in intensive care and progressive care environments can benefit from understanding manufacturer-related error and device-use error, the principles of human factors engineering, and the steps that can be taken to reduce risk of errors related to health care devices.

PMID:
22855080
DOI:
10.4037/ccn2012925
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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