Set Clear Policies for Surgical Procedures with Modified Devices

December 1, 2011 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance


ECRI Institute’s Accident and Forensic Investigation (AFI) Group provides specialized services to investigate, analyze, and prevent incidents, injuries, and deaths related to medical device failures and organization systems and processes. This column discusses risk management implications of cases from the AFI Group archives.

ECRI Institute has investigated incidents resulting from the use of adapters to connect medical devices. Adapters can be made by a third party, or in such cases as the following—which was investigated by Bruce C. Hansel, Ph.D., CCE, executive director...

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