The human factors of reprocessing reusable medical equipment

Emily A. Hildebrand, L. Bryant Foster, Russell J. Branaghan

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Abstract

As the medical device industry proliferates and the need for complex reusable medical equipment increases, human factors in reprocessing needs to be at the forefront of the design process. If errors are made during reprocessing, devices may do more harm than good. Implementing human factors in the design of reusable medical equipment and reprocessing procedures will result in safer and more effective devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Human Factors in Medical Device Design
PublisherElsevier
Pages303-314
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780128161630
ISBN (Print)9780128161647
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Design for reprocessin
  • Human factors of reprocessing devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Hildebrand, E. A., Foster, L. B., & Branaghan, R. J. (2019). The human factors of reprocessing reusable medical equipment. In Applied Human Factors in Medical Device Design (pp. 303-314). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-816163-0.00019-0