Fatal connection: Death caused by direct connection of oxygen tubing into a tracheal tube connector

Surinder Singh, Robert G Loeb

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Abstract

During cardiopulmonary resuscitation, oxygen extension tubing was mistakenly connected into the tracheal tube connector. As a result, the patient recovering from hypovolemic cardiac arrest died because of pulmonary barotrauma. Similar cases have been reported. We suggest that a worldwide equipment performance standard be developed to prevent future occurrences and describe an example of connectors that would prevent such misconnections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1164-1165
Number of pages2
JournalAnesthesia and Analgesia
Volume99
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

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Barotrauma
Hypovolemia
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Heart Arrest
Oxygen
Equipment and Supplies
Lung

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Fatal connection : Death caused by direct connection of oxygen tubing into a tracheal tube connector. / Singh, Surinder; Loeb, Robert G.

In: Anesthesia and Analgesia, Vol. 99, No. 4, 10.2004, p. 1164-1165.

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