Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): Product Packaging
Product packaging in healthcare refers to the materials and methods used to protect and contain medical products during storage, transportation, and use. Key considerations in healthcare product packaging include:
Protection: Packaging must protect the product from damage, contamination, or degradation.
Convenience: Packaging must be easy to use and dispense, without waste.
Sterility: Some healthcare products require sterile packaging to prevent contamination.
Regulations: Healthcare packaging must comply with FDA and other regulatory requirements for labeling, materials, and performance.
Sustainability: Packaging should be environmentally friendly and easily recyclable.
Examples of healthcare products with specific packaging requirements include pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and personal protective equipment. Effective product packaging in healthcare plays a crucial role in ensuring patient safety and product efficacy.