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Archive for the ‘End-Users’ Category

Cardinal Health Bag Offers Easy, Consistent Opening

Friday, February 24th, 2012

FDA guidance and developing standards from ISO and AAMI/ANSI have shifted more attention to device and package designs that consider the needs of end-users and reduce the likelihood of human error. At Cardinal Health, the usability of product and packaging is formally considered as human factors in design are captured and ...

Study Evaluates Impact of Pouch Size on Contamination

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

A first concern of nurses is avoiding contaminating the inside of sterile packaging when devices are flipped to a sterile field or handed off to the scrub nurse. At the Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience organized by Michigan State University and Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging, Tony Trier, a masters degree candidate at the ...

Consider the Point of Consumption

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

We often talk about making packaging more interesting at the point of sale (POS) to drive patient/consumer interest, but I just heard a better point for you to consider: the "Point of Consumption (POC)." Michael Nieuwesteeg, managing director of the Netherlands Packaging Centre (NVC), who joined me to co-moderate the ...

Reduce End-User Confusion

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Doctors and nurses are often tripped up by product packaging and labeling, putting patients and themselves at risk, warns Dr. John Gosbee, Human Factors Engineering & Healthcare Specialist at Red Forest Consulting and University of Michigan Health System. Gosbee spoke at the Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience, organized by Michigan State University’s ...

Help Save George and Real-Life Patients in Emergency Situations

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The role of a paramedic is to stabilize a patient in an emergency situation. Seconds count---so ask yourselves this question: Does your package ease emergency care, or get in its way? In just a couple weeks (October 5-6), Michigan State University (MSU) and Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging will offer the chance to ...

Do You Support the One and Only Approach for Safer Healthcare?

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Here are some pretty scary statistics, courtesy the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). In its December 2 ISMP Medication Safety Alert! ISMP released the results of an online survey regarding infection-control procedures. Sponsored by Premier Healthcare Alliance, the survey of 5,446 healthcare practitioners "reveals an alarming lapse in basic ...

Tickle, Don’t Trouble, the End-User

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

In our monthly e-newsletter this week, we shared a report from HealthPack on a lively nurses' panel and survey about packaging. The nurses largely favored double-rigid packages. (For the entire newsletter, please see the end of this entry.) Such end-user feedback is so valuable because it gives you an idea ...