ANA Position Statement - Approved 10/10/07
The ANA supports the inclusion of policies and processes that address
tubing and catheter connections as part of the healthcare delivery
system and the prevention of tubing and catheter misconnections as a
National Patient Safety Goal (The Joint Commission, 2006a). The ANA also
advocates collaborative investigation with nurses, manufacturers and
product engineers to eliminate tubing and catheter misconnections by
creating a universal design specific to the function of the tube.