In hospitals and other health care settings, hand hygiene can
prevent infections from spreading from one patient to another, as
well as from patient to health care worker.
Medical device users can take steps to prevent or reduce medical
device risks to patients and healthcare workers. A particular
focus in medical device safety is the attention paid to infusion
With millions of prescriptions being written by hospitals each
year, ensuring that each patient receives the right medication,
in the right dosage, at the right time, is key.
Each year, tens of millions of surgical procedures are performed
in the United States. Safely providing those procedures 100
percent of the time represents a significant challenge.