An article titled “Medical line entanglement: The unspoken patient safety hazard of medical devices” was recently published in Nutrition in Clinical Practice. This article was written by members of Moog’s clinical team Diane Wander, Cara Larimer, and Vanessa Sumner.
This article highlights a survey that was taken by clinicians regarding their awareness of medical line entanglement, and what training and education resources are provided to caregivers when they first receive a medical device. From the article’s conclusion:
This survey demonstrates the need for healthcare facilities to develop programs for managing risks of MLE and for healthcare teams and caregivers to discuss prevention methods whenever an at-risk patient is sent home with a medical device that poses a risk for entanglement.
The entire article can be viewed online at the Nutrition in Clinical Practice journal website here: https://aspenjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/ncp.11000