Human Factors Components of Invasive Medical Devices in Non-clinical Environments
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The National Research Council’s Healthcare Comes Home Report encourages system engineering involvement in homecare research and development to provide medical device designers information on demands associated with homecare and the capabilities needed for non-clinical caregivers to perform successfully The objective of this study was to develop invasive therapy evaluation techniques with human factors considerations for pediatric medical devices, specifically home parenteral nutrition and home mechanical ventilation, to minimize undesirable outcomes in non-clinical settings. The method used was the case study approach to qualitative research through expert interviews, environmental observations and document review data collection methods as well as cross-case themes analysis. This discussion reviews the rated impact of human factors consideration on the safety and effectiveness outcomes of invasive therapy devices use on pediatric patients in non-clinical environment.
KeywordsHuman factors Medical devices Invasive therapy Parenteral nutrition Mechanical ventilation
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