Reducing Risks Associated with Medical Device Misconnections
WHY: Medical device misconnections may cause can result in patient injury or death.Can occur for many reasons, including:
The similar design of many connectors and widespread use of connectors with similar sizes and shapes
Human error, arising from conditions such as multiple connections on one patient, poor lighting, lack of training, time pressure, fatigue or high-stress environments.
WHO:FDA and International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
WHAT:Actions to reduce the likelihood of medical device misconnections. Development of standardized connector designs for specific medical applications intended to physically prevent connections with devices used for other medical applications