DEVICE SAFETY: Prevent life-threatening communication breakdowns
Roberta Sullivan RN, BSN, MPH
Ann Ferriter BS

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Nursing2014
February 2008 
Volume 38  Number 2
Pages 17 - 17
 
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ABSTRACT


Sullivan, Roberta RN, BSN, MPH; Ferriter, Ann BS

Roberta Sullivan is a nurse-consultant and Ann Ferriter is an issue manager at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Although you need to support your health care facility's adverse event—reporting policy, you may voluntarily report a medical device that doesn't perform as intended by contacting MedWatch at 1-800-FDA-1088 (fax: 1-800-FDA-0178) or online at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/how.htm . The opinions and statements in this report are those of the authors and may not reflect the views of the Department of Health and Human Services. Beverly Albrecht Gallauresi, RN, BS, MPH, who coordinates Device Safety , is a cardiovascular nurse-consultant at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Md. Web sites last accessed on January 2, 2008.

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