FDA Updates Tubing Misconnections Web Page

August 1, 2012 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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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