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Patient Safety Alert 3: Programmable Medical Equipment Risks and Interventions (PDF)

STRATEGIES AND TACTICS

The following preliminary guiding principles for anesthesia machines were established and are intended to apply to other programmable devices. Identified risks and interventions include:

Risk:

Uncertainty about how ventilator default settings are chosen for anesthesia machines.

Safety Strategy:

Foster close collaboration

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Library of All AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts

For even more patient safety alert material, please review our series of AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts to understand the variety of topics covered by our members. AMC PSO makes patient safety learnings available to the public as part of CRICO’s ongoing commitment towards improving patient safety across the continuum of care.

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October 30, 2011
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