FDA seeks improvements in infusion pump safety

Traynor, Kate
July 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 13, p1048
Academic Journal
The article reports on the analysis of the U.S. Foods and Drug Administration (FDA) for the causes of many problems associated with infusion pumps. FDA analyst Mary Brooks said that most incidents involved some type of injury to the patient and are described as fatal mishaps. Asking manufacturers to perform an analysis for human factors, which FDA concluded as a major contributor to the problems, when applying a new pump for approval is planned by the agency to minimize adverse-event reports.


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