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Medical Device Use Error: Root Cause Analysis (Hardback)
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Medical Device Use Error: Root Cause Analysis (Hardback)

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Hardback 245 Pages / Published: 29/01/2016
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Medical Device Use Error: Root Cause Analysis offers practical guidance on how to methodically discover and explain the root cause of a use error-a mistake-that occurs when someone uses a medical device. Covering medical devices used in the home and those used in clinical environments, the book presents informative case studies about the use errors (mistakes) that people make when using a medical device, the potential consequences, and design-based preventions.

Using clear illustrations and simple narrative explanations, the text:

Covers the fundamentals and language of root cause analysis and regulators' expectations regarding the thorough analysis of use errorsDescribes how to identify use errors, interview users about use errors, and fix user interface design flaws that could induce use errorsReinforces the application of best practices in human factors engineering, including conducting both formative and summative usability tests

Medical Device Use Error: Root Cause Analysis delineates a systematic method of analyzing medical device use errors. The book provides a valuable reference to human factors specialists, product development professionals, and others committed to making medical devices as safe and effective as possible.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781498705790
Number of pages: 245
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 18 mm


"In a simple but lucid manner, this book addresses medical device use error, utilizing root cause analysis as a structured method to examine serious adverse events. It is an excellent resource for human factors practitioners, medical device manufacturers and designers, clinicians at the bedside, biomedical engineers, caregivers at home, and students interested in understanding effective and safe design aspects of typical medical devices."
-Ergonomics in Design, October 2017

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