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- Giraffe Warmer with Resuscitation System
- Panda Warmer with Resuscitation System
- Giraffe Stand-Alone Infant Resuscitation System
- Resuscitation System Upgrade Kits
- Panda Freestanding with Resuscitation System
These products are also referred as: Giraffe Warmer, Panda Warmer, Panda iRes Warmer, Giraffe and Panda IRes Infant Warmer, Giraffe and Panda Bag and Mask Resuscitation System, Giraffe and Panda Warmer TPiece, and T-Piece Resuscitation System.
The affected products were manufactured from April 1, 2007 through October 31, 2013 and distributed from October 1, 2007 through October 31, 2013.
These devices are used to resuscitate infants and newborns and regulate body temperature. The products are recalled because the oxygen and air wall inlet fittings on the back panel of the resuscitation systems were reversed during assembly. These recalled products may interfere with oxygen delivery resulting in inaccurate oxygen regulation in neonates and may lead to hypoxia or hyperoxia. This may cause death in neonates, particularly those who are critically ill. Preterm and low-birth weight babies are also at increased risk in terms of morbidity and mortality.
On November 18, 2013 GE Healthcare sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter, with a return receipt, to all affected customers. The letter identified the products, the problem, and safety instructions to be taken by the customer along with the product correction. The firm recommends their customers alert all potential users in their facilities about the safety notification and the recommended actions.
The safety issues described the:
- Description and affected product details.
- Safety instructions.
- Photos showing the back of the resuscitation system where the Air and Oxygen fillings are located.
- Appendix of the Affected Product Serial Number Definition and Configuration of Fittings.
CMS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has extended the comment period for the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers proposed rule, which was published in the December 27, 2013 Federal Register (78 FR 79082 through 79200). The comment period for the proposed rule, which would have ended on February 25, 2014, is extended to March 31, 2014.
CMS is proposing to revise, and for some providers/suppliers, establish, emergency preparedness requirements. These emergency preparedness requirements would apply to 17 provider and supplier types with various capabilities and capacities to comply with the proposed requirements. The proposed rule, if finalized, would require providers and suppliers to meet these four broad standards:
- To develop an emergency plan based on a risk assessment that utilizes an all-hazards approach.
- To develop and implement policies and procedures based on the plan and their risk assessment.
- To develop and maintain a communication plan to locate patients and/or residents and address their health care needs during and after a disaster. The plan must comply with both Federal and State laws and it must be well-coordinated within the facility and across health care providers.
- To provide personnel training and to test their emergency program annually.
In the proposed rule, CMS proposes to establish national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid participating providers and suppliers to ensure that they plan for both natural and man-made disasters and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional, and local emergency preparedness systems. These requirements would ensure that these providers and suppliers are adequately prepared to meet the needs of patients, residents, clients, and participants during disasters and emergency situations.
Follow the link below to review the proposed requirements in detail and for comment submission instructions.
Joint Commission Field Review on Diagnostic Imaging Standards Changes for Radiologistsâ€™ Qualifications and Competency
The Joint Commission has initiated a field review to gain input on proposed requirements that address qualifications and competency for radiologists involved with diagnostic computed technology (CT) services in the Ambulatory Care, Hospital, and Critical Access Hospitals programs. Comments will be accepted through April 20, 2014.
Follow the link below to preview the proposed requirements and also for comment submission instructions.
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MCN's NEW Ambulatory Surgical Center/Outpatient Surgery Department Policy and Procedure Manual is cross referenced to TJC standards, AAAHC standards and CMS regulations. Policies and procedures meet AORN and CDC recommendations and guidelines. This comprehensive reference guide has over 290 policies and procedures that are ready to customize to your organization. See also the Administrative Manual for Ambulatory Care Facilities and the Ambulatory Services EOC Manual.Read more »
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