FDA Warns Potential Risk of Strangulation in Children who Use Enteral Feeding Delivery Sets

Published: 02/08/2022

Sources:
  • Food and Drug Administration
Relevant To:
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Long Term Care,
  • Pharmacy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning health care providers, parents and caregivers of pediatric patients who receive enteral feeding that there is a risk of strangulation from the use of enteral feeding delivery sets. The feeding set tubing can become wrapped around a child’s neck and cause strangulation or death. The FDA has received reports of two toddlers who died after being strangled by the tubing.

Recommendations for Parents and Caregivers of Children who Use Enteral F

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