MHRA News: for Anaesthetists

Latest news and hot topics

23 May 2012 | Medical Device Alert: Neonatal endotracheal tube SCP clamp/holder manufactured by Capatex Medical (MDA/2012/029)

This Medical Device Alert has been issued as there may be a risk of airway loss due to slippage or airway obstruction, as a result of over-tightening of the clamp/holder when using neonatal endotracheal tube SCP clamp/holder manufactured by Capatex Medical.

23 May 2012 | Medical Device Alert: Power cords and transformer boot cables of patient monitors manufactured by Welch Allyn (MDA/2012/028)

This Medical Device Alert has been issued as the MHRA has received reports of clinical staff receiving electric shocks from power cords with damaged outer insulation. The damage is caused mainly by accidentally pulling the plug out of the wall when moving the monitor on its stand.

22 May 2012 | Drug Safety Update: May 2012 (Volume 5, Issue 10)

Drug Safety Update is essential reading for all healthcare professionals, bringing you the very latest information and advice to support the safer use of medicines.

09 May 2012 | Medical Device Alert: Point of care diagnostic test for monitoring anticoagulation therapy – i-STAT PT/INR cartridges manufactured by Abbott Point of Care (MDA/2012/025)

This Medical Device Alert has been issued as there is a potential for INR results from the affected device to be falsely elevated by approximately 20%. This may lead to inadequate anticoagulation and potential thromboembolic complications when using i-STAT PT/INR cartridges.

09 May 2012 | Medical Device Alert: Endoscope accessory holder, all manufacturers (MDA/2012/024)

This Medical Device Alert has been issued as the MHRA has been informed that the use of inappropriate accessory holders within automated endoscope reprocessors (AER) may lead to contamination of devices, equipment and processing media by retained soil and corroded material from the endoscope accessory holder.

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