Presentations to Adelaide SMBE by Jim Keller (ECRI Institute) 2009.
Patient safety and Medical technology (pdf 1.6MB)
ECRI Institute’s Top Ten Hazards:
1. Alarm hazards
2. Needlesticks and other sharps injuries
3. Air embolism from
4. Retained devices and unretrieved fragments
5. Surgical fires
6. Anesthesia hazards from inadequate preuse Inspection
7. Misleading displays
8. CT radiation dose
9. MR imaging burns
10.Fiberoptic light-source burns
Real-Time Location Systems (pdf 1.2MB)
Real-time location systems is a generic name that includes the more widely known technology RFIDS (radio frquency identification system).