Medical devices have become increasingly complex and are used across multiple health care settings. Medical devices can be found in hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and in homes. As a caregiver, you will need to identify medical devices in your workplace, know how to safely use a medical device, and finally spot and report malfunctioning medical devices. This module will provide you with valuable information about medical devices that you can use in your workplace.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1729958
Relias, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the California Department of Public Health, Provider # NAC7001.
The certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four (4) years after the course is completed.
This learning activity meets the definition of *** ONLINE *** CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Medical Device Overview
B. What is a Medical Device?
Section 3: Medical Device Safety
A. Medical Devices in the Workplace
Section 4: Medical Device Malfunction
A. Types of Medical Device Malfunction
B. Malfunction Scenarios
C. Culture of Safety
Section 5: Reporting
A. Organizational Reporting
B. FDA Reporting
C. Completing FDA Medical Device Reports
Section 6: Conclusion
B. Course Contributor
Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Disclosure: Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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