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ISMP Canada. August 26, 2015;15:1-4.
Checklists are cognitive aids that help clinicians remember important steps to ensure safe practice. In response to an incident involving a chemotherapy administration error as a result of utilizing the incorrect infusion pump, this newsletter article discusses the development of a point-of-care checklist to assist in use of infusion pumps to improve safety.
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Human factors engineering: a tool for medical device evaluation in hospital procurement decision-making.
Ginsburg G. J Biomed Inform. 2005;38:213-219.
The investigators conducted a human factors evaluation of three infusion pumps, combining heuristic assessment and user testing. The author recommends similar evaluations to ensure that hospitals purchase medical devices best suited for the end user.