Closed-system transfer devices (CSTDs) are adapters that connect two medication vessels – syringes, vials or IV bags – to allow hazardous drugs (HDs) to be transferred between the vessels wi... Read more
ECRI Institute has recently tested and rated 21 patient lift models, focusing on issues of performance, workflow, and safety. The independent testing organization evaluated patient lifts tha... Read more
ECRI Institute recently released its list of the Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020, highlighting the medical device hazards that the independent, nonprofit organization believes warr... Read more
By ECRI Despite the extraordinary efforts of legislators, grassroots organizations, and individual healthcare organizations nationwide to prevent accidents related to medical devices, proced... Read more
By ECRI PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—ECRI Institute identified surgical stapler misuse as the number one health technology hazard in its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020 report. “Injuries a... Read more
Guidance released in celebration of International Patient Safety Day, September 17 PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—ECRI Institute, an independent, trusted authority on medical practices and products, h... Read more
By ECRI Asked what he would have done if the syringe pump behaved that way while he was treating a patient, Jim Davis paused to collect his thoughts. “If it was a critical infusion setup?” h... Read more
Knowing when to begin weaning patients from sedative medications and mechanical ventilation is not easy or precise. Evidence shows that well-designed assessment processes can help improve pa... Read more
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) selected ECRI Institute as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC). This designation w... Read more
Organizations across the continuum of care are striving to become high-reliability organizations, and part of being highly reliable means staying vigilant and identifying problems proactivel... Read more
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