TITLE

High-tech hazards: Alarm hazards tops ECRI list of health dangers

AUTHOR(S)
McKinney, Maureen
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Modern Healthcare;11/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 45, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards by the Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) that will be provided to hospitals to help in prioritizing technology safety initiatives. The ECRI list, it says, ranked items depending on the degree of potential harm, likelihood of occurrence and the widespread of hazards. It mentions hazards including alarm hazards, anesthesia hazards from incomplete inspection on pre-use and surgical fire hazards.
ACCESSION #
67279403

 

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