Medical Devices Come High in Healthcare Hazard List

7 December 2009 (Last Updated December 7th, 2009 18:30)

Cross-contamination from endoscopes and medical devices left unknowingly inside patients after surgery are two of the ten most dangerous technological hazards in healthcare, according to a new survey by the ECRI Institute. Other hazards include CT radiation dosage, device fragments and

Cross-contamination from endoscopes and medical devices left unknowingly inside patients after surgery are two of the ten most dangerous technological hazards in healthcare, according to a new survey by the ECRI Institute.

Other hazards include CT radiation dosage, device fragments and needlestick injuries.

Problems with computerised equipment and systems and fibre-optic light source burns also feature in the ECRI Institute list.