Alerta De Seguridad para Plum A+ Family of Infusers

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

¿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.
    ICU Medical, Inc. acquired from Pfizer in early 2017, Hospira Infusion Systems, the portion of Hospira dedicated to develop infusion pumps.
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    Medical Device Safety Alert
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    Medical device safety alert: hospira plum a+ family of infusers (broken distal occlusion pressure pin) the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (mhra), united kingdom posted a medical device safety alert concerning plum a+ family of infusers manufactured by hospira uk limited. the affected list numbers are: 11005 (plum a+ hyperbaric infusion system) 11971, 12391 (plum a+ single channel infusion system) 12348, 12618 (plum a+3 infusion pump system) 20678 (plum a+3 infusion pump with hospira mednet software) 20792 (plum a+ infusion pump with hospira mednet software) according to the manufacturer, there is a potential for the distal pressure sensor pin to break on plum a+ infusers. the distal pressure sensor measures the pressure within the distal line of the administration set and indicates the presence of a full or partial distal occlusion. hospira has identified the potential root cause of this issue to be improper loading of the cassette into the pump cassette chamber. this issue can only be detected via a visual inspection of the device or by performing a performance verification test of the distal occlusion test. hospira explained that a broken distal pressure pin could result in incorrect distal pressure readings, undetected distal occlusions and/or undetected cassette failures. these situations could result in delay/interruption of therapy, overdose or underdose, which have a worst case potential to result in significant injury or death. the manufacturer is in the process of redesigning the distal pressure sensor pin to improve its strength and reduce the potential for breakage. the enhanced pin design will be released into manufacturing at the end of may 2013. meanwhile, it is recommended that a visual inspection of the pin assembly be made prior to each use. it is important to insert a cassette into the pump following the guidelines as defined in the plum system operating manual (430-95597-008 b, 2012-11). in addition, hospira advised that during routine cleaning and each time a pump is returned to the biomed department for service, the distal pressure pin assembly should be visually inspected using the steps below: unlatch the cassette door from the opener handle assembly by pushing on the door release tab and open the door fully. visually inspect the distal pressure pin for any evidence of breakage. apart from visual inspection, performing the performance verification testing distal occlusion test as described in section 5 of the technical service manual (430-95552-005, rev. 03/10), can also be used to determine if the distal pressure sensor is performing correctly. for details, please visit the following mhra website: http://www.Mhra.Gov.Uk/safetyinformation/safetywarningsalertsandrecalls/ fieldsafetynotices/con226996 if you are in possession of the affected products, please contact your supplier for necessary actions. posted on 05 february 2013.


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    Medical Device Safety Alert: Hospira Plum A+ Family of Infusers
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