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Medical Equipment Safety

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates that medical devices cause serious injury to 1.3 million Americans each year.

With proper systems in place, many of these injuries can be prevented.

This course will help you:

  • Use medical devices safely.
  • Protect your patients from medical device risks.

You will learn about:

  • General medical device risks and safety.
  • Specific risks and safety for selected medical devices.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize factors that contribute to medical device risks.
  • Identify Joint Commission and FDA contributions to medical device safety.
  • List the risks of selected medical devices.
  • Identify strategies for addressing each risk.