New OJIN Nursing Technologies Article

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Patient safety initiatives have focused primarily on medication errors to date, but medical devices also contribute significantly to patient injuries and deaths. Promoting Safe Use of Medical Devices, a recently posted OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing article by Sonia Swayze, RN, MA and Suzanne Rich, RN, MA, CT describes the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to promote safe use of medical devices by nurses at the point of care. The authors share what professional nurses and professional associations can do to enhance safety associated with medical devices. This article adds to the May 2009 OJIN topic, Nursing Technologies: Innovation and Implementation

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