Prevent Tubing Misconnections: Six Steps to Keep Patients Safe

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Prevent Tubing Misconnections: Six Steps to Keep Patients Safe

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Get the jump on implementing the Joint Commission's recommendation on tubing misconnections

In Sentinel Event Alert issue 36, the Joint Commission offered healthcare workers ways to prevent tubing misconnection errors. In the alert, the Joint Commission outlined the serious consequences of these errors: In the nine cases reported, eight patients died and one was permanently disabled. It’s such an important topic that the commission has proposed preventing tubing misconnections as a National Patient Safety Goal for 2008.

HCPro is proud to present Prevent Tubing Misconnections: Six Steps to Keep Patients Safe. Available on DVD, this unique training video will help your staff prevent mistakes in tubing, line, and catheter misconnections, and offer guidelines to follow during patient transfers and family interaction. This is the first video on the market addressing the Joint Commission's recommendations, and it provides a fast, easy, and thorough way to keep your staff current and competent.

An efficient training tool for your staff
Approximately 20 minutes in length, you can use Prevent Tubing Misconnections: Six Steps to Keep Patients Safe in the setting that best fits your needs. Whether it’s an orientation session, regular staff meeting, or in individual time at the computer, you’ll always have the time to train staff on these important safety measures.

The video format allows for the visually-based recommendations to be effectively demonstrated on screen, allowing for maximum retention.

As an added bonus, included with your video is a pack of pocket cards explaining the six steps using both illustrations and text. Staff members can carry the cards with them in the field as a reference to the procedures on how to keep their patients safe.

Sample scenarios illustrate the Joint Commission’s six recommendations
The scenes in this video address the six recommendations that caregivers can take immediately to prevent misconnections, including:

  1. Tracing a tube from the patient to the point of origin prior to connecting any new devices
  2. Rechecking and tracing connections to their source during a patient transfer or hand-off
  3. Routing tubes and catheters in different directions, depending on their purpose
  4. Counseling non-clinical staff, patients and their families to get help should a tube ever become disconnected
  5. Labeling high-risk lines
  6. Avoiding use of standard luer syringes for oral medications or enteric feedings.

With Prevent Tubing Misconnections: Six Steps to Keep Patients Safe, you can comply with the Joint Commission recommendations, prepare for the potential 2008 National Patient Safety Goal, and make your facility safer when it comes to line misconnection issues. Give your staff the tools to succeed and your patients the best chance to prosper by ordering your copy today!

Who should buy this video?
Patient safety officers, QI/PI directors, nurse managers, risk managers, case managers, medical staff director and survey coordinators.

The HCPro Guarantee
If for any reason Prevent Tubing Misconnections: Six Steps to Keep Patients Safe does not meet your needs, return it within 7 days and you will receive a prompt, polite, 100% refund.