MS26 SYRINGE DRIVER

Medsafe recognises the clinical implications of this situation and thus does not currently require existing devices to be recalled or withdrawn from clinical use when alternates are not available provided the manufacturer’s instructions are carefully observed. A damning report released this week said more than people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital. Medsafe does not undertake comparative evaluation of medical devices, nor is it appropriate for Medsafe to endorse any specific device. The incidents include the following: Failure to maintain the product regularly and effectively can shorten the lifetime of the device and in some instances can result in premature failure of the device. For more information on cookies, see our cookie policy.

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Got a story for Metro. Users should consider how best to phase the use of these devices out and consider which device or devices may be used as a satisfactory replacement. These syringe drivers are commonly used in palliative care and other situations to provide continuous ambulatory infusion of medicines.

Medsafe: New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority

The problems stemmed from staff confusing two different types of syringes, the Grasebys, one of which pumped drugs over 24 hours and another which administered them over one hour. For more information on cookies, see our cookie policy. These devices lack a stop button. The incidents include the following: Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via messenger Share this with Share this article via email Share this syinge via flipboard Copy link.

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If you have a story for our news team, email us at webnews metro. The IMB advises users: Caution In Use Notice type: A damning report released this week said more than people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

Drug pumps may have led to premature deaths among elderly NHS patients

Medsafe recognises the clinical implications of this situation and thus does not currently require existing devices to be recalled or withdrawn from clinical use when alternates are not available provided the manufacturer’s instructions are carefully observed. A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: This is dependant upon the devices being serviced and maintained in accordance with the recommended instructions defined within the Instruction Manuals provided with the device.

In the late s, Australia and New Zealand had programmes to remove the MS devices from use, although there was no similar central initiative in the UK. However Medsafe can assist users by providing information about the notification status of alternative devices on the Web Assisted Notification of Devices WAND database and by facilitating end-user group discussions.

The IMB wishes to remind users of the following: The whistleblower on the government inquiry into hundreds of deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, Hampshire, told the Sunday Times the potential size of the scandal.

Discontinuation of supply of Graseby MS16A and MS26 syringe drivers

Please also pass this Safety Notice on to any end users or organisations where these devices may have been distributed. The warranty on these devices is 1 year. Share this article ayringe facebook Share this article via twitter. The IMB has received a number of recent incident reports from the Irish market and wishes to remind users to use these devices with caution.

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SN 22 Manufacturer Or Supplier: The drug pumps were used up until despite warnings over the risk of fatalities going back to the s.

Drug pumps may have led to premature deaths among elderly NHS patients | Metro News

Smiths Medical Target Audience: The IMB also wishes to advise users that these devices are being discontinued from July Failure to maintain the product regularly and effectively can shorten the lifetime of the device and in some instances can result in premature failure of the device. A hazard notice issued by the Scottish NHS in warned of the risk of death from incorrect rate setting due to confusion between the two models. Priority 2 — Warning.

These guidelines reflect international minimum requirements for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Doctors had raised concerns over the Graseby MS26 and Graseby MS16A after cases emerged of the devices, known as drivers, causing dangerous over-infusion of drugs. Medsafe has commenced consultation shringe healthcare professionals and stakeholder groups to determine a process and timeline for the removal of all existing Graseby MS-series devices from clinical use.

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