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Graseby™ Syringe Infusion | Smiths Medical
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However, we would urge you to undertake local checks to ensure that none of the old-style Graseby ambulatory syringe drivers, that worked by measuring millimetres of syringe length, are still in use in your organisation e. You will be aware of the media interest over the weekend in relation to the Gosport Inquiry and specifically the use of the older Syring syringe drivers that worked by measuring millimetres of syringe length e.
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The report highlighted concerns about the ongoing availability and usage of certain models of Graseby syringe drivers, specifically the use of the older Graseby syringe drivers that worked by measuring millimetres of syringe length e. Accessibility Links Grasehy to content. It was was wonderful to see how much passion and dedication you all have for what you do, and the thought and care that goes into your work every day to improve the lives of those you provide for.
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the clinical implications of this situation and thus does not currently require existing devices to be recalled or withdrawn from clinical use when alternates are not available provided the manufacturer’s instructions sm16 carefully observed.
Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, has instructed NHS trusts to remove hazardous syringe drivers from wards. 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 group discussions.
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. Graseby MS 16A and MS 26 pumps led to the rapid grsseby into the bloodstream of dangerous doses of drugs.
This document briefs you on syrinhe situation, the ks16 for Medsafe’s action and the action that will need to be taken by users of these devices. Old-style Graseby syringe drivers e.
Gosport scandal: Jeremy Hunt orders hospitals to check for ‘dangerous’ Graseby syringe pumps
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Your subscription will end shortly. Medsafe also recognises the 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.
We are therefore not envisioning any of these older style syringe drivers to still be ,s16 use.
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We would therefore encourage organisations to directly contact all their clinical teams and units to check if they have any old-style syringe drivers. Users should consider how best to phase the use of these devices out and consider which device or devices may be used as a satisfactory replacement.