Devices in practice: checklists for using medical devices

Checklists providing a practical guide to using medical devices.


Devices in practice

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These checklists are for:

  • health and social care professionals working in all areas including:
    • acute care
    • primary care
    • community care (or care at home)
    • care homes
    • care homes with nursing and private healthcare systems
  • health and social care organisations as they develop policies and protocols for the use and management of medical devices
  • pharmacists in acute, primary care and social care settings
  • voluntary and charitable organisations who provide devices direct to individuals or health and social care organisations

Not all the checklists or the details will be relevant to every device but they are to prompt you to think about what needs to be done.

Published 11 April 2014