Tag: patient safety

FDA warns about feeding tube misconnections

In a letter to manufacturers, healthcare professionals and purchasers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned of possible misconnections with enteral devices. The letter states that since 2011, 2 deaths, 24 serious injuries, and 32 device malfunctions related to these misconnections have occurred. If proper procedure is not followed, these tubes can mistakenly be […]

Lethal germ affecting short-stay hospitals, long-term care facilities

A lethal germ found in short-stay hospitals and long-term care facilities called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has been overpowering antibiotics and could possibly be the beginning of the end of antibiotics, according to the CDC. CRE affects people who are in or who recently had inpatient medical care, and when someone gets a serious infection from […]