GRASEBY MS16A SYRINGE DRIVER DOWNLOAD

These guidelines reflect international minimum requirements for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices. A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: Spare parts and service for existing devices continue to be available through Smiths Medical at this time. 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. This document briefs you on the situation, the reasons for Medsafe’s action and the action that will need to be taken by users of these devices. Although available for some time it has become apparent that the safety features of the Graseby MS-Series devices have not been upgraded to comply with current minimum standards as recommended by internationally respected regulators. 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.

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The drug pumps were used up until despite warnings over the risk of fatalities going back to the s. Medsafe does not undertake comparative evaluation of medical devices, nor is it appropriate for Medsafe to endorse any specific device. Got a story for Metro. 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 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the clinical implications of this situation and thus does not currently require existing devices to be recalled or withdrawn from clinical use when alternates are not available provided the manufacturer’s instructions are carefully observed. 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 graseeby discussions.

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

Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article sringe messenger Share this with Share this article via email Share this article via flipboard Copy link. 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.

If you have a story for our news team, email us at webnews metro. Although available for some time it has become apparent that the safety features ms16x the Graseby MS-Series devices have not been upgraded to comply with current minimum standards as recommended by internationally respected regulators. Inthe National Patient Safety Agency recommended that all Graseby syringe drivers should be withdrawn byrgaseby it stopped short of a mandatory recall.

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Medsafe has commenced consultation with healthcare professionals and stakeholder groups to determine a process and timeline for the removal of all existing Graseby MS-series devices from clinical use. Spare parts and service for existing devices continue to be available through Smiths Medical at this time.

Users should consider how best to phase the use of these devices out and consider which syriinge or devices may be used as a satisfactory replacement.

These guidelines reflect international minimum requirements for the safety and effectiveness of medical devices.

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Thousands of elderly NHS patients could have died prematurely due to drugs being administered by automatic syringes, a whistleblower has warned. 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. Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter. Medsafe also recognises grasehy on-going risks associated with these devices and therefore advises users to give immediate consideration to sourcing alternative equipment which meets the “Essential Principles” for safety and efficacy.

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A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman said: 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 syrimge. This document briefs you on the situation, the reasons for Medsafe’s action and the action that will need to be taken by users of these devices. A damning report released this week said more than people had their lives shortened after being prescribed powerful painkillers at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

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These syringe drivers are commonly used in palliative care and other situations to provide continuous ambulatory infusion of medicines. Regulators in several countries, including Australia and the UK, have previously issued safety alerts in relation to the Graseby MS-Series Syringe Driver and these have related to possibilities of over-infusion, tampering with the device and confusion between the different models of Graseby device.

The whistleblower on the government inquiry into hundreds of deaths at Gosport Zyringe Memorial Hospital, Hampshire, told the Sunday Times the potential size of the scandal.