Reporting Adverse Medical Device Incidents

January 24, 2005 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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In healthcare facilities, an immediate report to the risk manager or patient safety officer should trigger action by an interdisciplinary investigation team that includes staff members who are familiar with the equipment used and the environment in which the event occurred (e.g., a clinical engineer, a nurse manager or supervisor from the department where the event occurred, a physician, and an equipment technician).

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