December 2002, Volume 32 Number 12 , p 82 - 82
© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 32(12) December 2002 p 82 When bed isn't a safe haven [DEVICE SAFETY]
TODD, JOAN FERLO RN
Joan Ferlo Todd is a nurse consultant at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Md.
although you need to support the adverse eventreporting policy of your health care facility, you may voluntarily report a medical device that doesn't perform as intended by calling MedWatch at 1-800-FDA-1088 (fax: 1-800-FDA-0178). The opinions and statements in this article are those of the author and may not reflect the view of the Department of Health and Human Services. Beverly Albrecht Gallauresi, RN, BS, MPH, coordinates Device Safety .
A 68-YEAR-OLD patient who was dysphasic and paralyzed on one side after a stroke somehow slid into a gap between her mattress and side ...