Alerta De Seguridad para 53912 Reusable External Pulse Generator Extension Cable and Model 53912A EPG Extension Cable

Según Department of Health, este evento ( alerta de seguridad ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Hong Kong que fue producido por Medtronic.

¿Qué es esto?

Las alertas proporcionan información importante y recomendaciones sobre los productos. Aunque se haya emitido una alerta, esto no significa necesariamente que el producto se considera peligroso. Las alertas de seguridad, dirigidas a trabajadores de la salud y a usuarios, pueden incluir retiro de equipos. Pueden ser escritas por los fabricantes, pero también por funcionarios del área de salud.

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    Safety alert
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    Hong Kong data is current through September 2018. All of the data comes from the Department of Health (Hong Kong), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of data from the U.S. and Hong Kong.
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    Medical Device Safety Alert
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    Medical device safety alert: medtronic model 53912 reusable external pulse generator extension cable and model 53912a epg extension cable medical device manufacturer, medtronic, has issued a medical device safety alert concerning its model 53912 reusable external pulse generator (epg) extension cable and model 53912a epg extension cable, packaged with model 5391 epg. the affected devices are identified as follows: product names: 1) cable epg 53912 reusable; 2) epg 5391(only 53912a cables packaged with 5391 epg are affected) product numbers: 1) 53912; 2) 5391 universal product number: 1) 00643169306035, 00643169382985; 2) 00643169306028, 00643169382978 lot or serial numbers: all medtronic sells the oscor atar extension cables individually as the model 53912 reusable epg extension cable, and with 5391 epgs as the model 53912a reusable epg extension cable. according to oscor, its reusable atar extension cables could separate from the connector during use when the instructions for reuse are not being followed. the separated connector from the cable could result in the interruption of stimulation during the exchange of cable. through 20 april 2017, medtronic has identified 34 confirmed complaints with 4 reports of malfunctions during use requiring intervention to restore patient health, and no reports of death related to this issue. to minimize the potential for a connector to cable separation, or any other failure with the cables, oscor requests the users to follow the instructions defined within the current instruction for use (ifu), which indicates the number of times for reuse and requirement for re-steriliczation of the product to be conducted by the manufacturer. in addition, medtronic requests the users to carry out the following actions: limit use of these extension cables to first use + 2 re-uses after each use of the 53912 or 53912a extension cables, the cables should be sent to oscor for inspection and sterilization per the ifu. according to the local supplier, the affected products are distributed in hong kong. if you are in possession of the affected products, please contact your supplier for necessary actions. posted on 15 june 2017.


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    Medical Device Safety Alert: Medtronic Model 53912 Reusable External Pulse Generator Extension Cable and Model 53912A EPG Extension Cable
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    “If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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