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Human Factors Engineering Team, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Office of Communication, Education, and Radiation Programs (OCER), Division of Device User Programs and Systems Analysis (DDUPSA), 1350 Piccard Drive, HFZ-230, Rockville, MD 20850.
Human factors engineering (HFE) helps improve human performance and reduce the risks associated with use error. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works with manufacturers to ensure the application of HFE in the design of new products. In addition to providing information on these design issues, this site facilitates the reporting of unsafe incidents with medical devices.
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Vicente KJ, Kern S. Can J Nurs Leadersh. 2005;18:82-88.
The authors surveyed 1000 Ontario nurses to determine awareness of the Health Canada Medical Device Problem Reporting Form. Although 72.5% of nurses polled had encountered problems with medical devices, 94.2% were unaware of the reporting form.
Mohr H, Weiss M. Associated Press. November 27, 2018.