10 Medtech Hazards You Need To Avoid

Published: Nov 09, 2016

Here’s one ranking of medical technologies won’t want to make.

The ECRI Institute has published its annual list of the Top 10 Health Technology Hazards, and infusion errors are the number one concern for 2017. According to the group’s report, the potential for errors and safety mechanism failures with infusion pumps is a major cause for concern, given the potential for serious harm or fatalities.

Staff can avoid errors by looking for signs of damage to the infusion pumps, using the roller clamp, and checking for unexpected medication flow, the report authors wrote.

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