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

McKinney, Maureen
November 2011
Modern Healthcare;11/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 45, p18
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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.


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