ECRI Releases Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2013

December 10, 2012    |   By: Calevir

ECRI Institute has published its top 10 Patient Safety Risks for 2012.   Alarm hazards, medication administration errors using infusion pumps, caregiver distractions due to smartphone and mobile phone use, and surgical fires all make the list in addition to others.

ECRI provides an explanation of the risks as well as recommendations to mitigate the hazards. Mishaps caused by these risks can happen at any hospital on any given day. The Center for Patient Safety encourages hospitals to actively participate in the Center’s Patient Safety Organization (PSO) so we can safely discuss these as well as other unsafe conditions.

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