FDAnews Device Daily Bulletin

JOINT COMMISSION ISSUES ALERT ON DANGEROUS TUBING MISCONNECTIONS

April 5, 2006
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The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations today issued a Sentinel Event Alert that urges health care organizations to pay special attention to how tubes and catheters are connected to patients and challenges the manufacturers of these devices to redesign them in ways that will make dangerous misconnections much less possible. U.S. Newswire (http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=63455)