Getting an IV or Feeding Tube? Read This First
If you are being admitted to a hospital or medical care facility and are going to be getting a feeding tube, catheter, or IV, be sure to ask your doctor if the tubing and facility are compliant with the Sentinel Alert Standards issued by the Joint Commission in August 2014.
Because of an increase in the number of patients injuries, including death, in “rigged” tubing, a set of standards has been put into place for tubing manufacturers and medical staff to prevent these serious injuries.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured due to tubing used during a medical procedure, call a personal injury attorney today to discuss your situation.