Clinical alarm hazards topped the 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list in a recent report by ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, Pa. The 16-page brief also covers such hazards as infusion pump medication errors; computed tomography radiation exposure in pediatric patients; data integrity failures in electronic health records and other systems; occupational radiation hazards in hybrid operating rooms; inadequate reprocessing of endoscopes and surgical instruments; neglecting change management for networked devices and systems; risks to pediatric patients from "adult" technologies; robotic surgery complications; and retained devices and unretrieved fragments.
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Alarm hazards top list of health technology dangers
December 2013 Checklist
December 1, 2013