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Nursing2015

June 2008, Volume 38 Number 6 , p 62 - 63

Author

  • Suzanne Rich RN, CT, MA

Abstract



ADVERSE EVENTS involving medical devices or equipment can lead to serious problems, including incorrect or delayed diagnosis and treatment or patient injuries. When errors involving medical devices recur repeatedly, people typically blame the users instead of the real culprit, which is often a poorly designed interface between the medical device and the user. Human factors is the science that focuses on understanding and supporting how people interact with ...

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