Webcast: Improving Patient Safety by Reporting Problems with Medical Devices Used in the Home
MedSun: Newsletter #47, April 2010

Please visit the Educational Materials page for a newly posted webcast entitled, Improving Patient Safety by Reporting Problems with Medical Devices Used in the Home sponsored by HomeNet and presented in December of 2009.

The shift in care has moved from the hospital to the home and from clinicians to family caregivers and the patients themselves. Advances in medical device technology have been able to support this trend. This webcast describes the unique considerations that providers and patients should be aware of when receiving care in the home, provides examples of device-related incidents likely to occur in the home setting and encourages staff to report them.

Presentation slides and audioconference transcripts are available for this webcast. A direct link to this program may be found under Additional Information below.

Additional Information:

Improving Patient Safety by Reporting Problems with Medical Devices Used in the Home. December 9, 2009. FDA MedSun Website: Educational Materials. Posted April 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/MedSunMedicalProductSafetyNetwork/ucm205691.htm


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