PATIENT SAFETY: How human factors lead to medical device adverse events
Suzanne Rich RN, CT, MA

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Nursing2014
June 2008 
Volume 38  Number 6
Pages 62 - 63
 
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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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