1999 BME 272 Assignment 9
This assignment consists of two parts. Part one may be done in a group (of up to 4 persons), only one copy with all names need be turned in to Paul Clayton. Part two is to be done individually and turned in to Dr. King. Both sections are due November 18.
Part 1. 20 points
Remember MAUDE? (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfMAUDE/search.CFM ) Get with one or more of your friends and do a designsafe analysis of any device reported in this database that resulted in a death. Try to determine the design flaw that caused the death via a web or other search. Write up this analysis as a group (designsafe report (1-2 pages) and written analysis (1-2+ pages).
The purpose of part one is to get you to work together as a group to learn designsafe, to look up a particular device in the literature, and to introduce you to forensics.
In 1999 the following topics were selected for group projects:
|respirator||ICD||external DC defibrillators|
|O2 regulators||Glucose test strips||pacemaker leads|
|whirlpool baths||Hydrotherapy||glucose monitors|
|LVAD||analgesia pumps||enteral pumps|
|side rails||patient lifters||GI feeding tubes|
|OB vacuum unit||Insulin pump||pacemakers|
Part 2. 30 points
Do a designsafe analysis of any device or process (not necessarily medical) that you are familiar with that has caused harm or injury. Your report will consist of an introductory section on the device and/or circumstances involved (~ 1 page), your designsafe report (1-3 pages), and your report as to a means of alleviation of the perceived problem (~ 1 page).
The individual device/processes listed in 1999 were:
|Hill-Rom beds||electric blankets||lawnmower|
|pH probe||roller blades||O2 concentrator|
|can opener||air bag||skateboards|
|pumping gas||backpacks||contact lens|
|Toyota Rav-4||pulmonary artery catheter||cribs|
|bed rails||hair dryers||lasers|
|pet grooming||irons||tire swings|
|drills||safety gates||O2 conservers|
|uterine retraction devices||hearing aids||wheelchair release belt|
|crib mattress||x-ray system||coke dispenser|
|ventilator||curling iron||hair dye|