2010 Top Ten Health Care Technology Hazards

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The ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit company that evaluates medical devices and processes, has published its list of the 10 most dangerous technological hazards in healthcare. The list includes:

• Cross-contamination from flexible endoscopes
• Alarm hazards
• Surgical fires
• CT radiation dose
• Retained devices and unretrieved fragments
• Needle sticks and related injuries
• Problems with computerized equipment and systems
• Surgical stapler hazards
• Ferromagnetic objects in the MR environment
• Fiberoptic light-source burns

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