Patient Education Tool: Home Healthcare Medical Devices Checklist

The FDA has developed a free, downloadable checklist for patients on how to use and maintain their medical device safely and effectively in your home.


The brochure — titled "Home Healthcare Medical Devices: A Checklist" — addresses a number of areas including understanding how the devices work, proper care and operation of devices, backup plans and education of family members on the devices.


Download the medical devices checklist (pdf) for use and distribution by your facility.


Note: View our database providing more than 100 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.


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