Medical Device Testing: Methods, Significance, and Clinical Applications

Susan Solmos, Amit Gefen, Joyce Black, Aleksei Orlov, Orel Belo, Janet Cuddigan

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GENERAL PURPOSE: To present a study conducting objective biomechanical testing of medical devices known to cause medical device-related pressure injuries (MDRPIs) in critically ill adults and comparing those results with clinical outcomes associated with each device. TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant will:1. Explain the results of the study of the relationships between objective biomechanical tests of medical devices and clinical outcomes that help inform clinicians using these devices.2. Synthesize the background information that informed the study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-522
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in Skin and Wound Care
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2023


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