This National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) guide provides a detailed illustration of how principles of safe design can be applied to widely used medical technologies. It focuses on the design of electronic infusion devices, such as infusion pumps and syringe drivers. There a wide variety of infusion device designs in use in healthcare. This document provides practical guidance and examples of best practice in the design of infusion devices, as well as a guide for those involved in the purchase and procurement of these devices.
What can I learn?
- Practical guidance and examples of best practice in the design of infusion devices
- How design can be used to change and make safer the use of infusion devices in practice.
- Principles that can be widely applied to the design of other technologies