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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Medical Device Safety (Overview)

Medical device safety is monitored by the FDA, and focuses on tracking and reporting adverse events and problems relating to medical devices. It regulates the proper use of various devices to ensure the safety of patients.


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Where can we find fire safety device for someone confined to bed?

Where can we find fire safety device for someone confined to bed?

Fire department: Call your local fire department. They should have some great ideas and information. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
3 doctors shared insights

Medical Device Safety (Overview)

Medical device safety is monitored by the FDA, and focuses on tracking and reporting adverse events and problems relating to medical devices. It regulates the proper use of various devices to ensure the safety of patients.


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Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more

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If I use Cranial electrotherapy stimulation device everyday,for 30 years, could I damage my health? Has medicine proven long-term safety of CES?

If I use Cranial electrotherapy stimulation device everyday,for 30 years, could I damage my health? Has medicine proven long-term safety of CES?

CES: I use Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation regularly with many of my patients. It was used as early as 1963 for sleep and was approved by FDA in 1976. The literature I have read does not report long-term safety problems. It is helpful in about 90% of cases and overall is a safe treatment. ...Read more

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Whats a rotable medical device?

Rotable: I never heard of it before. Have you tried looking that up? Are you sure you have the right spelling? ...Read more

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Is a nightguard a medical device?

Is a nightguard a medical device?

Dental device: Night-guard is typically recommended by dentists. While wearing in your teeth at night to keep your teeth from grinding. It helps to preserve enamel of your teeth from abrasion as result of grinding during sleep. It is also recommended for TMJ disorder due to excessive night grinding or bruxism. ...Read more

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How can you operate medical devices if the electricity fails?

How can you operate medical devices if the electricity fails?

You mostly cannot: Many of the things we are accustomed to using in medicine require electrical input and will stop operating when the power stops. Most hospitals and many clinics have back up electrical generators for this circumstance. This is not different than all of society, dependent upon technology usually run with electrons. ...Read more

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What consumer medical devices are available in healthy senior lifestyles?

What consumer medical devices are available in healthy senior lifestyles?

Many & hard to rank: There are many and their value to you varies with your focus. There are the usual one to monitor your blood pressure, weight, caloric intake. You can measure sleep patterns, exercise level, heart rate, and others. If you need it, there are devices to measure your blood sugar, the effect of anti-clotting medications, and some urine values. The field is growing . See startup reflexwireless.Com. ...Read more

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What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

What is a clinical medical device trial and how is it conducted?

Research on people: This is a clinical trial to test a new device in humans. The device could be a new kind of metal rod for back surgery, an Insulin pump, etc. The device must be reasonably safe and the research must be approved by a board dedicated to ensure patient safety (irb). The device is used and compared to similar devices that have been in use. It can take many years to get results. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more