Design for patient safety: A guide to the design of electronic infusion devices

Design for patient safety: A guide to the design of electronic infusion devices

Author: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)

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This NPSA guide provides a detailed illustration of how principles of safe design can be applied to widely used medical technologies. It particularly focuses on the design of electronic infusion devices, such as infusion pumps and syringe drivers.

There a wide variety of infusion device designs in use in healthcare. This document provides practical guidance and examples of best practice in the design of infusion devices, as well as a guide for those involved in the purchase and procurement of these devices.

The principles described are equally widely applicable to a range of other technologies.

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