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Figure 8-14-18

Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes -

Figure 8.14. Insertion in the outlet of this surge protector is blocked to plugs with less than two prongs

Photograph of a surge protector that that has an outlet blocked to plugs with less than two prongs.

Figure 8.15A. A screwdriver cannot penetrate the outlet slot because of the shutter

Photograph of a screwdriver poking at a surge protector but is blocked from entering the outlet slot because of a shutter.

Figure 8.15B. The shutter is designed to prohibit insertion in either slot

Photograph of a surge protector with a shutter designed to prohibit insertion in either outlet slot.

Figure 8.16. Outlet with correct plug inserted

Photograph of a surge protector that has an outlet with the correct plug inserted.

Figure 8.17. Secure socket covers prevent accidents

Photograph of a wall outlet with socket covers to prevent accidents.

Figure 8.18. Outlets should be effectively secured to the wall

Photograph of a wall outlet with rotating plug openings as a safety precaution.

Source: Photos courtesy © Koncept Technologies Inc. Used with permission.

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Current as of May 2007
Internet Citation: Figure 8-14-18: Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes -. May 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/mistakeproof/mistakefig8-14-18.html