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Biomed Instrum Technol 2013 Jul-Aug;47(4):343-6

Lack of correlation between age and/or gender with the force utilized in cleaning an anesthesia machine.

Gold KM, Lucas A, Hitchins VM


Several human factors influence the cleaning of reusable medical devices and equipment. This study evaluated whether a correlation exists between age and/or gender of a person cleaning, with the force applied to remove artificial blood soil on the surface of an anesthesia machine. The findings from this study may be used to increase our understanding of human factors in the cleaning of reusable medical equipment and suggest improvements in equipment design to address issues of concern.

Category: Journal Article
PubMed ID: #23919797 DOI: 10.2345/0899-8205-47.4.343
Includes FDA Authors from Scientific Area(s): Medical Devices
Entry Created: 2013-09-11 Entry Last Modified: 2014-11-18