A list of all medical device alerts that were archived in October 2016.
Alert type: Medical device alert Issued: 27 October 2016
Manufactured by Global Components Medical Ltd – if propofol leaks from the check valve Luer lock connector patients could become aware during surgery (MDA/2016/021)
Alert type: Medical device alert Medical specialism: Anaesthetics and 4 others Issued: 27 October 2016
· Managing diabetes: patients should not change their insulin delivery device without checking with their healthcare specialist
If patients are contacted directly by a manufacturer or other organisation to try using a different insulin therapy system they should first discuss this with their diabetes specialist to avoid risk of hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia or diabetic ketoacidosis.
Alert type: Medical device alert Issued:
26 October 2016
· Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices (CRT-D) – risk of loss of therapy due to rapid battery depletion
Manufactured by St Jude Medical – risk of unpredictable, rapid battery depletion leading to potential device failure and loss of therapy.
Alert type: Medical device alert Issued: 17 October 2016
· Automatic external defibrillator (AED) LIFEPAK CR Plus and LIFEPAK EXPRESS – risk of failure to deliver a shock.
Manufactured by Physio-Control – risk of delay to defibrillation due to an intermittent component failure.
Alert type: Medical device alert Issued: 13 October 2016