FDA uses Manikin to Demonstrate Medical Device Errors
The Food and Drug Associate used a Manikin used to demonstrate medical device error. The pictures provide great detailed are so well done I thought it might give you ideas for your medical simulation and skills lab courses! Photos like this can help learners, faculty or staff remember key details for manikin setups. Thanks to Crystal Mendez from St. Philip’s College in San Antonio Texas for the link.
EVENT: Oxygen tubing erroneously connected to a needleless IV port
POTENTIAL FOR HARM: High
- A patient’s oxygen tubing became disconnected from his nebulizer and was accidentally reattached to his IV tubing Y-site by a staff member who was completing a double shift
- The patient died from an air embolism, even though the connection was broken within seconds
THE JOINT COMMISSION SAFETY TIP: Identify and manage conditions and practices that may contribute to healthcare worker fatigue, and take appropriate action
Check out the complete FDA medical error page for more examples.
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and current Chairman of the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.