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Safer Medical Device Implementation in Health Care Facilities

Step 2: Identify Priorities

A very important component of the process for selecting and evaluating safer medical devices is to identify priorities for implementing safer medical devices. Highest priority should be given to implementing safer medical devices that will have the greatest impact on preventing occupational exposure. Assessments can be based on needlestick injury patterns in your workplace, the use of safer medical devices within the facility, and local and national data on injury and disease transmission trends.

Read about the types of information used by other health care facilities to determine priorities for implementing safer medical devices. Learn why each type of information was collected and how the information was obtained. They've also included any surveys, forms, educational materials, or other documents they developed and used for this process.

Hospital Results
Nursing Home Results
Home Health Agencies Results
Dental Facilities Results