Danger from Removable IV Extension Tubing Slide Clamps
Hazard [Health Devices Dec 1993;22(12):593]
A removable slide clamp from an intravenous (IV) extension tubing set
being used on a pediatric patient was found in the patient's crib by his mother. There was
concern that the clamp may pose a risk of choking.
In a pediatric setting, only IV extension sets with nonremovable slide
clamps or without slide clamps should be used.
Intravenous Extension Tubing Kits [12-170]
Cause of Device-Related Incident
Support system failure: Use of inappropriate devices
Mechanism of Injury or Death