Case Studies regarding tubing and luer Misconnections - page 2

According to US Food and Drug Association ACT (Assess Communicate Trace) is a way to preventing tubing misconnections. Check out the Case Studies that they have, very interesting.... Read More

  1. by   all517
    All I can say is WOW. Very scary that some health professionals think this connects to that, but then again we all make mistakes. Thanks for posting... I have forwarded this to my classmates.
  2. by   K+MgSO4
    When I worked in hepatobillary I had a patient with pancreatitis that was so bad that they had to operate to remove the damaged part of her pancreas.

    Apparently it was like wet gravel inside so it was decided to put her on long tern abdominal washout. She also had a PEJ feed going as well. It was ground into all the staff what line was for feed what was for saline (as they were identical tubes) and which was output (the Foley catheter).

    Anyhow, we had a float nurse on one day. This patient was never given to float staff for obvious reason. The idiot of a charge nurse who has been charge for 10 years decided to allocate the float this pt.

    The inevitable happened and I walked onto the pm shift to a drainage bag of ensure instead of gravel. Thankfully a quick change of lines and more washout fixed the issue but OMG!
  3. by   xoemmylouox
    Some of those just don't make sense.. The connections wouldn't seem tight.. I guess we all make mistakes.. This was a good reminder to double check ALL conections.