Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017

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Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017


In a recently published Executive Brief, ECRI Institute’s Health Devices Group has detailed the “Top 10 Heath Technology Hazards for 2017”.  CE-Tech has joined more than 5,000 healthcare organizations worldwide who deliver safer and more cost-effective patient care by utilizing the ECRI Institute’s evidence-based Medical Equipment Management Database Services. ECRI Institute is an independent, nonprofit international health services research organization that provides information and technical assistance to the healthcare community to support safe and cost-effective equipment use in a Healthcare Organization.

Ensuring the safe use of healthcare technology requires identifying possible sources of danger or risk involving medical devices and systems and taking steps to mitigate the likelihood that adverse events will occur. In an attempt to increase your level of awareness for potential sources of dangers and risk, ECRI has compiled a list of the Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017.

  • Infusion Errors Can Be Deadly If Simple Safety Steps Are Overlooked
  • Inadequate Cleaning of Complex Reusable Instruments Can Lead to Infections
  • Missed Ventilator Alarms Can Lead to Patient Harm
  • Undetected Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression
  • Infection Risks with Heater-Cooler Devices Used in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Software Management Gaps Put Patients, and Patient Data at Risk
  • Occupational Radiation Hazards in Hybrid ORs
  • Automated Dispensing Cabinet Setup and Use Errors May Cause Medication Mishaps
  • Surgical Stapler Misuse and Malfunctions
  • Device Failures Caused by Cleaning Products and Practices

CE-Tech utilizes information like ECRI Institute’s Top 10 to formulate programs that succeed in minimizing the dangers of healthcare technology related hazards.  Because we value this information, we believe it will also be beneficial for you to know. The intent of making you aware ECRI Institute and their Top 10 is to assist in providing you with some guidance in order to improve patient safety through the development and implementation of high-impact safety initiatives related specifically to your technologies.

At CE-TECH, patient safety is our top priority and our equipment management plans are designed to minimize the risks associated with your medical equipment. This ECRI Institute list is an example of common areas of risk that are being reviewed by all healthcare providers in 2017. Your Top 10 could identify other areas of improvement within your operations that could be associated with patient risks.

Identifying these high risk areas will benefit your patients, your operations, and the overall strength of your company’s equipment management plan. To read the abridged version of the Executive Brief, link to ECRI Institute at www.ecri.org/2017hazards.

Further detail associated to the development of action plans and Equipment Management Programs are available from ECRI and can be found on their website at: https://www.ecri.org.

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About ECRI Institute

For nearly 50 years, ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best, all to enable you to improve patient care. We firmly believe that seeking and finding the best ways to improve patient care require "The Discipline of Science" and "The Integrity of Independence."


Pre-Owned Equipment Sale

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If you are considering a medical equipment purchase, why not consider obtaining certified quality pre-owned equipment through CE-Tech?  AND, because you are a valued customer of CE-Tech, we want to be able to offer the pre-owned equipment inventory we have available to you FIRST!

There is NO RISK and NO COMMITMENT!
We are introducing a new program where we will email a monthly list of recently acquired equipment.  Because you are a valued customer, you will have 30 days ADVANCE notice before the equipment goes on sale to the general public. If you FIND any equipment on the list that you have questions about or want to acquire, give us a call.

If you DO NOT see what you are looking for, let us know. We are a certified pre-owned reseller and can typically find what you are looking for.  You tell us what you need and WE will do ALL the research to locate the equipment.  Once the equipment is found, then you decide if you want to purchase it.  There is NO RISK and NO COMMITMENT!  CE-Tech will QUALIFY and CERTIFY the equipment and offer installation and service after the sale. 


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PRE-OWNED EQUIPMENT LIST: 6/1/2016 - 6/30/2016

DESCRIPTION MFG MODEL
ASPIRATOR O.B. SCIENTIFIC GDS3000
ASPIRATOR O.B. SCIENTIFIC GDS3000
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH MARQUETTE ELECTRONICS, INC MAC5000
THERAPY UTERINE BALLOON GYNECARE EAS10003
VIEWER INFRARED LUMINETX CORP VV1.0
MICROTOME MICROM INTERNATIONAL HM310
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH MARQUETTE ELECTRONICS, INC MAC5000
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH MARQUETTE ELECTRONICS, INC MAC5000
ANESTHESIA MACHINE DATEX OHMEDA/GE EXCEL210
ANESTHESIA MACHINE DATEX OHMEDA/GE EXCEL210
ANESTHESIA MACHINE DATEX OHMEDA/GE EXCEL210
ANESTHESIA MACHINE DATEX OHMEDA/GE EXCEL210
ANESTHESIA MACHINE DATEX OHMEDA/GE EXCEL210

 

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We are grateful for the pleasure of serving you and meeting your Healthcare Technology Management needs. Please contact us if we can be of any service to you.

 

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