JCAHO, ECRI Focus on Tubing Misconnections

June 1, 2006 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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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.

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