The ASDSA is calling for changes to minimize risk to patients caused by inaccuracies in medical device readings due to diverse skin tones.
Category: Patient Safety
ECRI announces its unity with the United States’ top safety experts in calling for a total systems approach to safety, a theme that was the central focus at the recent Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Patient Safety Congress.Read More
Scientists are developing a surface treatment to stop microbes from adhering to medical devices to prevent infections in hospital settings.Read More
Two congressmen introduced a bill to improve the FDA process of reporting an adverse health event, or safety signal, due to a medical device.Read More
Earlier this week, the U.S. FDA revealed that the Philips’ Respironics V60 ventilator received a Class 1 recall due to an electrical circuit fault that can use the device to malfunction. Now, Philips is investigating one patient death and four reports of patient harm possibly related to the recall.Read More
The U.S. FDA is updating the April 2020 Safety Communication to provide new information supporting the transition to fully disposable duodenoscopes and those with disposable components.Read More
The FDA is aware that the current reprocessing instructions for certain urological endoscopes manufactured by Karl Storz are being updated.Read More