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Helpful MCN Healthcare Resources
Terumo BCT is voluntarily recalling and replacing the Spectra Optia Apheresis System's Return Line Air Detector (RLAD) Sensor. The RLAD sensor is present on all devices and is active during both therapeutic apheresis and cell collection procedures. The sensor's function is to detect air in the return line of any Spectra Optia system disposable set. When air is detected by the sensor, the system alarms and advises the operator to take action to prevent the return of even very small quantities of air to the patient or donor.
Terumo BCT is recalling the sensor because a small number of these components have failed either disrupting or prematurely ending an ongoing apheresis procedure. Consignees are asked to return the acknowledgement of the recall notice. All Serial Numbers are affected by this recall.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released updated Vaccine Information Statements for Live Intranasal Influenza and Inactivated Influenza. The 2014-2015 influenza VISs are available and may be used immediately. The accompanying Provider Information document is being updated for the 2014-15 season and will be available soon.
Healthcare providers are reminded that, in accordance with the National Childhood Vaccine Injury (NCVI) Act, they must, before administration of each vaccine listed in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program:
- Provide the appropriate VIS to the recipient/parent/legal representative prior to administration of the vaccine
- Provide the appropriate VIS to the recipient/parent/legal representative each time the vaccine is given (not just with the first dose)
- Record certain information in the patient's permanent medical record (See policy below)
Cardiovascular Systems is recalling certain lots of the Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems, model number DPB-125MICRO145 (Part number 7-10003), because they may contain defective saline sheaths that could fracture during use. If this happens, fragments of the sheath could possibly block blood vessels. There are no reported patient injuries to date.
Affected lot numbers: 100573, 100575, 100674, 100676, 100678, 100680.
Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System is a high-speed cutting tool inserted via a catheter through the skin into a patient's blood vessel. The system is used to reestablish blood flow in narrowed arteries or arterio-venous dialysis shunts.
Ninety-four affected devices were manufactured from 05/08/2014 to 05/09/2014. Forty-eight devices were distributed from 05/16/2014 to 05/20/2014.
On May 27, 2014, Cardiovascular Systems sent an "Urgent Medical Device Recall" letter to their customers. The letter identified the problem and the specific products affected by the recall. The letter advises customers to:
•· Remove affected devices from service.
•· Complete and return a "Customer Acknowledgement Form."
•· Return affected devices to Cardiovascular Systems
For more information, contact Cardiovascular Systems Customer Service at 1-877-274-0901.
Featured Policy Library Manuals
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 »
MCN's Central Service Policy and Procedure Manual provides over 200 proven, up-to-date policies and procedures in a ready-to-customize format. This manual is cross referenced to federal regulations, as well as Joint Commission and NIAHO standards. References used include AAMI Recommended Practices, IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual, ASHCSP Training Manual for Health Care Central Service Technicians and AORN Recommended Practices.Read more »
MCN's Post Anesthesia Care Policy and Procedure Manual is a comprehensive resource that covers the latest "hot topic" regulatory and patient safety issues that are relevant to PACU! This manual includes administrative, operational, functional and patient-centered policies and procedures. Policies and procedures are cross-referenced to CMS regulations, Joint Commission standards and NIAHO standards.Read more »