Método para la evaluación del uso seguro de dispositivos médicos en el ambiente del hogar
Larée, D. (Dominique) | 2014-05-05
The use of medical devices in the home environment, originally designed for hospital use has increased. Its use is
complex and uncertain because of the inexperience of the lay user and the uncontrolled environment. The objective of this study is
to evaluate the safety in the use of these devices through the creation of a conceptual model that identifies the risks that could arise
for a group of lay users who operate them. Through a usability study and following the Grounded Theory methodology problems
and errors were identified emerging through the home use of two different medical devices in order to create a conceptual model.
The conceptual model obtained is reified as an evaluation tool that allows stakeholders to identify the most suitable medical device
for a specific user, detecting the weaknesses that may lead to an unsafe use. The evaluation tool created effectively allows detecting
risky characteristics, considering the particular situation of use.