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Consumer Updates. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; December 12, 2012.
Highlighting concerns associated with patients' use of medical devices at home, such as difficulty understanding instructions, this article offers tips for consumers to help reduce risks.
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Safer healthcare at home: detecting, correcting and learning from incidents involving infusion devices.
Lyons I, Blandford A. Appl Ergon. 2018;67:104-114.
Home health care safety has historically received less attention than ambulatory or inpatient safety. This study reviewed safety hazards involving home infusion pumps in the United Kingdom. Device malfunctions were the most common safety hazard identified, and they were challenging for patients and caregivers to quickly or effectively address.