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Enteral tubing connection changes

A failure modes and effects analysis

McNeely, Heidi L. MSN, RN, PCNS-BC; Jacobs-Lowry, Sasha BSN, RN, CPN

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000602804.57560.9c
Feature: Safety Solutions: Nutrition

Medical tubing misconnections have resulted in death or major harm to patients. Read how a large, private, nonprofit pediatric academic hospital assessed a global standard for enteral tubing connections.

At Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colo., Heidi L. McNeely is a clinical nurse specialist and Sasha Jacobs-Lowry is a school nurse consultant.

Acknowledgments: The authors would like to acknowledge Robyn Jackins, supply chain; the enteral tubing stakeholder team at Children's Hospital Colorado; and executive sponsors Dr. Daniel Hyman and Dr. Patricia Givens.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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