This systematic review aims to evaluate programmes for transition from paediatric to adult care for effectiveness and identify which components of the programmes make them successful. The authors found six studies which demonstrated statistically significant improvement after intervention in the transition process, all amongst patients with diabetes.
Evaluating and predicting patient safety in medical device use is critical for developing interventions to reduce such errors either by redesigning the devices or, if redesign is not an option, by training the users on the identified trouble spots in the devices.
The team developed two methods for evaluating and predicting patient safety in medical devices with integral information technology, then applied and tested them on several infusion pumps.
Identifying, Understanding, and Communicating Medical Device Use Errors: Observations from an FDA Pilot Program
This paper describes the development, implementation, and progress of the MedSun program. Medical Product Surveillance Network (MedSun). The purpose of MedSun is to rapidly detect and understand previously unknown and serious problems, particularly close-call events.
This report summarises research into VTE prevention activities across over 80 hospitals and other stakeholders in Australia. It collates the evidence gathered into recommendations for health professionals, organisations, commissioners and policy makers to consider when designing VTE prevention programmes.