Blog Series: Medical Device Integration Addresses Multiple Health Technology Hazards
It’s a thorny issue that’s difficult to defend. Bedside ventilators become disconnected with some frequency, and the results are often fatal. The device alarms that should notify caregivers about a problem may be incorrectly set or overlooked in the noisy bustle of the hospital floor. ECRI ranked ventilator disconnection as a Top 10 Health Hazard.