Medical Device Accidents

Medical Device Accidents

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This publication explores accidents that occur through the use of medical devices, providing critical information for attorneys, expert witnesses, clinical engineers, nurses, physicians, manufacturers, a designers of new medical devices. Each chapter follows the same format: a presentation of basic principles of a device or procedure, followed by accidents that take place through misuse or malfunction. Discussions include: *Product liability *Medical technology *Identifying product defect, design defect, misuse, negligence *Statutory medical device reporting *Incident reporting *The increasing use of electronic controls (analog a digital) *Susceptibility of medical devices to electromagnetic interference (EMI) *Malfunctions within apnea monitors, ECG, EEG instruments, ventilators, drug-infusion pumps, pacemakers, automatic-implanted defibrillators, a other devices *Electrosurgical accidents *Anesthetic accidents *Intravascular catheters *Direct-current injuries *Pressure a chemical injury, including allergic responses *Skin a instrument disinfectants a stirilizants *Observations a tips for expert-witnessing Case studies a examples throughout the text illustrate a enliven the distinctive purpose of this singular resource.It has been said that the best way to keep information away from users of medical devices is to place it in the instruction manual. It has been a constant surprise to the author to discover, during litigation, that many users of medical devices have anbsp;...

Title:Medical Device Accidents
Author:Leslie Alexander Geddes
Publisher:CRC PressI Llc - 1998


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