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MHRA infusion device warning with 50 mL syringes
The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued two separate warnings of the risk of false occlusion alarms occurring with certain 50 mL syringes:
50 mL Luer Lok Plastipak syringes made by BD Medical (MDA/2013/024)
A change in the design of the syringe plunger in April 2012 has led to false occlusion alarms. To avoid this, the syringe pump occlusion alarm settings need to be adjusted by biomedical engineering departments. BD Medical is recalling …
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