The Australian Medical Association is urging people to take extra precautions when it comes to medical equipment and supplies.
The organisation has launched a campaign to remind people that there are some medical devices that are not always safe for use.
“There’s no excuse for people to be carrying out unsafe operations or treatments without medical supervision,” AMA President and CEO Professor Peter Collinson said.
“Medical equipment can be dangerous when not properly stored, properly stored safely and properly stored for proper use.”
It is important to note that the AMA’s guidelines do not cover devices that require a doctor’s prescription or medical supervision.
“The AMA is not suggesting people carry out unsafe medical procedures without proper medical supervision or supervision, or that they should only use certain medical equipment,” Professor Collinson added.
“We recognise that the medical profession has a role to play in the protection of people and their safety and we believe that the AAP can and should provide a voice to people when they want to make medical decisions.”
The AMA wants people to make sure they have all the information they need to make informed medical decisions.
The campaign has already received over 1,000 responses from the public.
It is also encouraging people to use the AMA medical device information portal to find out more about the medical devices they need.
The AMA will be sharing these with patients and providers so that they can make informed decisions.
“People can also find information on how to register their medical device for the first time,” Professor Crall said.