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Safety Issues Related to Tubing and Catheter Misconnections

ANA Position Statement
October 10, 2007

Statement of the ANA Position
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.

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