Having the right information at your fingertips is essential to anyone involved in training, the more so with those involved in Medical Device Training as it is relatively scarce.

It is hoped that you will find these links useful in your search for information, some of which has been archived from the original sites.


Hidden Talents – education, training and development for healthcare staff in NHS trusts. (Audit Commission 2001) Weblink

Accountability and delegation: What you need to know (Royal College of Nursing 2011) The principles of accountability and delegation for nurses, students, health care assistants and assistant practitionersWeblink

Instructions included? Make safety training part of medical device procurement process (ECRI Organisation) Weblink Before hospitals embrace new technologies, it’s important that medical personnel agree on how best to use them. Likewise, hospitals must provide the support to operate these sophisticated devices safely. With this in mind, it’s wise for hospitals to include medical device training in the procurement process.

Increasing complexity of medical technology and consequences for training and outcome of care (World Health Organisation – Priority Medical Devices Project 2010) Weblink This paper investigates the consequences of the complexity of medical technology.It begins with a study of the literature and explores the role of nurses,…

Introduction to medical equipment inventory management (World Health Organisation Medical Device Technical Series 2011) Weblink The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of health-care technology inventory for people working within the health-care fi eld and who wish to understand the topic in greater detail.

Needs Assessment for Medical Devices (World Health Organisation Medical Device Technical Series 2011) Weblink  Needs assessment is a complex process, incorporating a number of variables, that provides decision-makers with the information necessary to prioritize and select appropriate medical devices at a national, regional or hospital level. This document describes and illustrates the objective, the general approach and the process of such a needs assessment.

Safe Medical Devices (World Health Organisation Aide-Memoire for National Medical Device Administrations 2002) Weblink Education and training of users, and the continued assessment of medical devices in use is as important as product control. It is critical to have access to a system for informing and collaborating with the manufacturer, vendor, all users, the public and relevant international organizations of hazards/issues related to medical devices.

Development of Medical Device Policies (World Health Organisation Medical Device Technical Series 2011) Weblink  …because medical devices are complex to select, manage and use, it is important to ensure that new policies are developed appropriately and existing ones are modified as necessary to make them as effective as possible.

Medical Device Regulations – Global Overview and guiding principals (World Health Organisation 2003) Weblink The purpose of this publication is to provide guidance to Member States wishing to create or modify their own regulatory systems for medical devices

An Educational Needs Assessment for Improving Patient Safety (National Patient Safety Foundatipn 2003)  Weblink A major challenge in improving patient safety is teaching healthcare professionals new skills and ways of relating to patients and to each other.

To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System (Institute of Medicine 1999) Weblink Health care in the United States is not as safe as it should be–and can be. At least 44,000 people, and perhaps as many as 98,000 people, die in hospitals each year as a result of medical errors that could have been prevented, according to estimates from two major studies

Pathways for Medication Safety: Leading a Strategic Planning Effort (American Hospital Association, Health Research & Educational Trust, and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices 2002) Weblink This tool is designed to help hospital executives work with various members of their institutions to formally identify specific medication safety strategic initiatives. By incorporating medication safety objectives into the organization-wide strategic plan, hospital leadership sends a clear message—that this is an important goal, a goal that all members of the organization should strive to attain.

The Management of Medical Equipment in NHS Acute Trusts in England (National Audit Office 1999) Weblink This report considers the strategic management of medical equipment in NHS acute trusts in England, its acquisition and use, how it is maintained, and how safe it is in use. The report examines the performance of trusts in managing
medical equipment against good practice guidelines, particularly those promulgated by the Medical Devices Agency (MDA), highlighting the examples of good local practice we found.

Medical Gases (British Compressed Gas Association) Weblink Some interesting articles, presentations and links on the safe use of medical gases, in particular The safe use of e-cigarettes and other electronic devices near medical oxygen and Oxygen Fires in Healthcare Facilities.


Dec 29, 2018

Patient Safety Alert: Pulse Oximeter Probes

Colleagues at NHS Improvement have issued a warning alert on the risk of harm from... [read more]

Dec 18, 2018

MDSO & MSO conference 31st Jan 2019

Our colleagues at MHRA and NHSI have arranged the annual MDSO & MSO conference for... [read more]

Nov 30, 2018

Conference 2018 presentations now available

Our speakers for 2018 have supplied their presentations for us to share the key messages... [read more]

Oct 08, 2018

A5 flyers: conference and membership

Heres a link for A5 flyers to use and share with colleagues about the conference... [read more]

Oct 04, 2018

Healthcare Skills Ltd to sponsor Namdet Networking Dinner

NAMDET are pleased to announce that Healthcare Skills Ltd. have agreed to sponsor our networking... [read more]

Sep 30, 2018

2018 PAQ and other documents updated

The new PAQ form and associated documents to support procurement and purchasing 'goods and services'... [read more]