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.
Patient Safety| August 01 2012
Medical Devices and Patient Safety
Elizabeth Mattox, MSN, MS, ACNPC, CPPS
Elizabeth Mattox is the patient safety manager at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, and recently received a Master of Science in clinical informatics and patient-centered technology at the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle.
Corresponding author: Elizabeth Mattox, msn, 344 NW 103rd St, Seattle, WA 98177 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Crit Care Nurse (2012) 32 (4): 60–68.
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Elizabeth Mattox; Medical Devices and Patient Safety. Crit Care Nurse 1 August 2012; 32 (4): 60–68. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2012925
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