Medical device classification in vascular access

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This article aims to give a simple explanation of device classification as it relates to vascular access devices. It aims to provide the reader with information to increase their knowledge and understanding of this topic” Kelly and Jones (2018).

Abstract:

Developments in the medical device industry are driven by a rapidly changing healthcare arena in combination with advances in technological fields such as materials science, bio-engineering and electronics. Subsequently, it is now estimated that over 500 000 different types of medical devices are produced globally. This article aims to give a simple explanation of device classification as it relates to vascular access devices. It aims to provide the reader with information to increase their knowledge and understanding of this topic.



Reference:

Kelly, L.J. and Jones, T. (2018) Medical device classification: focus on vascular access. British Journal of Nursing. 27(14), p.S14-S19.

doi: 10.12968/bjon.2018.27.14.S14.

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