JCAHO, ECRI Focus on Tubing Misconnections
June 1, 2006 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
Additionally, JCAHO urges manufacturers to implement "designed incompatibility" for tubes and catheters as appropriate. (See "ECRI Offers Tips to Prevent Misconnections" for recommendations regarding equipment purchasing and work strategies.) ______________ * This article and its accompanying sidebar are reprinted from ECRI's April 14, 2006, Health Devices Alerts.