June 14, 2010
The AARC and the Joint Commission (TJC) are warning health care providers to beware of a promotion from a company that makes antibacterial nasal cannulas. Specifically, Ford Health International, located in Humble, TX, has been communicating information to providers suggesting that TJC has standards mandating these devices.
AARC was also implicated as supportive of these devices in the promotion. We have issued a letter demanding that the company cease and desist this claim.
According to a notice in the June 9 edition of Joint Commission Online, TJC has no such standards, nor does it have any relationship with or knowledge of the company trying to sell the products. Neither does the AARC have a relationship with this company.