Patient Safety Alert 2: The Risks of Programmable Medical Equipment (PDF)
The AMC PSO has identified a broad array of programmable medical devices and made several recommendations to decrease risk due to user fallibility, equipment complexity, and highly variable processes.
Strategies and Tactics
A multidisciplinary group examined this event and made several recommendations for machine safety:
- Modify machine checks to include evaluation of default settings with each circuit change to ensure that settings are checked before every new patient case
First Published – August 30, 2011
More AMC PSO Content
Publications such as whitepapers and guidelines derived from the AMC PSO convenings.
Informed Refusal Patient Care
Patient Safety Alert Issue 30: The AMC PSO convened to discuss ways to clearly communicate the risks of refusal of an in-person visit to my patient and maintain a therapeutic alliance.
Test Result Notification
Patient Safety Alert Issue 15: The AMC PSO recently held a collaborative convening session of its Ambulatory Patient Safety Leaders in order to both discuss current issues and possible solutions and propagate the natural progression of CRICO's established mission of helping health care providers turn credible data into effective action.
Pharmacy Compounding Safe Practice Recommendations
Patient Safety Alert Issue 14: The AMC PSO recently held its follow up Medication Safety Task Force collaborative convening session to discuss the best practices regarding the issues within compounding sterile preparations and patient safety that were brought up in the first meeting.
Patient Safety Alert Issue 11: The AMC PSO has performed an in-depth analysis of patient safety issues in the ED setting and has identified practices employed to reduce risks that were the result of missed or delayed diagnoses.
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