Photo:

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Description:

These IV lines are color coded to insure you are handling the correct line as IVs and other things are connected and disconnected.

Categories:

Mistake-proofing category: Mistake prevention in the work environment
Setting function: information enhancement
Regulatory function: Sensory Alert
Source: Off-the-shelf

Links: http://www.colorsafeivlines.com/

Secondary Problems (side effects, weakness or concerns) with this example:

Weaknesses reported about color-coding http://listserv.npsf.org/SCRIPTS/WA-NPSF.EXE?A2=PATIENTSAFETY-L;f47d37b6.1004

Literature:

See also: Embo-Optics system (example 6.19 in my book). Company website appears to be non-functional.

Sources of Supply:

http://www.colorsafeivlines.com/