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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 128-132

Reporting of adverse events related to medical devices: A single-center experience from a tertiary care institute of national importance in India

Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Bikash Ranjan Meher
Department of Pharmacology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/ijp.ijp_495_21

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As frontline health workers, nursing professionals have a crucial role in reporting medical device-associated adverse events (MDAEs). A questionnaire-based study was carried out to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice of senior nursing officers (SNOs), nursing officers (NOs), and nursing students (NSs) toward MDAE. The response rate of the survey was 84% (n = 134). The mean score of knowledge of SNOs, NOs, and NSs was 2.03 ± 0.92, 1.71 ± 0.96, and 1.52 ± 0.82, respectively (P = 0.9). A large proportion of study participants (97%) considered that the use of medical device could sometimes cause untoward occurrences and detecting and reporting those events will enhance the safety of patients. However, many of them (67%) have not reported it during clinical posting. The participants of this survey possessed limited knowledge of MDAE. However, their attitude toward MDAE was encouraging and a continuous training program may improve their knowledge regarding MDAE and enhance the reporting practice.


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