Infusion Pump Errors Top ECRI's Annual Health-Tech Hazards List
The ECRI Institute identified infusion pump errors as its number-one health-technology hazard for hospitals to look for in 2017, followed by inadequate cleaning of complex reusuable instruments, ventilator alarm management, and infection risks with heater-cooler devices.
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Gamma camera mechanical failures and surveillance challenges with telemetry-monitored patients monitored are two risks that have been elevated to the nonprofit ECRI Institute's Top 10 technology hazards for the first time in its 2016 listing, while inadequate cleaning of flexible endoscopes and missed alarms on monitoring equipment continue to be highlighted in the annual ranking.
Advanced Imaging Group Calls For Swifter FDA Approvals For Mobile X-Ray, CT, Ultrasound Devices For COVID-19 Crisis
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance recently sent a letter to the US FDA recommending steps the agency can take to help the advanced imaging industry quickly respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.