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Safer Medical Device Implementation in Health Care Facilities

Step 3: Identify and Screen Safer Medical Devices

After deciding which type of safer medical device to introduce, each health care facility must identify specific brands and product names of safer medical devices to consider for evaluation and possible implementation. This is a two-step process: 1) identifying the manufacturers and their products and 2) physically examining the safer medical devices to ensure their appropriateness for specific clinical settings. No device should be used on a patient before it has been screened by the health care facility to ensure it meets clinical needs.

Health care facilities shared how they identified commercially available safer medical devices and decided which to use in a device evaluation or pilot test. Learn which factors or criteria they used in deciding which safer medical devices should be screened and evaluated.

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