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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Usability study of two common defibrillators reveals hazards.

Fairbanks RJ; Caplan SH; Bishop PA; Marks AM; Shah MN.

This study used simulated resuscitation scenarios and found that a confusing user interface limited paramedics' ability to properly use two common defibrillator models. A related editorial discusses the challenge of uniting patient safety principles and usability.