FDA Updates Tubing Misconnections Web Page

August 1, 2012 | Risk Management News

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It is vitally important that all healthcare clinicians receive appropriate orientation and training that emphasizes the risk of tubing misconnections, states the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in a July 26, 2012, update to the agency’s Tubing and Luer Misconnections: Preventing Dangerous Medical Errors web page. FDA explains that tubing and Luer misconnections occur when one medical device is mistakenly attached to another medical device that performs a different function.

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