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    • Bariatric Anaesthetic Trolley
      Is there an expert in a Mental Health Trust, that can recommend a Bariatric Anaesthetic Trolley for use in an ECT suite? Thanks for your help.
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       John Byrne

    • Decontamination of Medical Devices
      The MHRA have advised that medical devices are to be cleaned in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions,  If they are inadequate then an Adverse Incident Report should be raised.  Are manufacturer's instructions for cleaning, adequate for the cleaning/decontamination of devices? Do Infection Control Nurses agree with the cleaning processes?  Was the decontamination process addressed at the Pre Purchase Questionnaire (PPQ) stage?  If not how many Adverse Incident Reports were raised at the Trust/to the MHRA.  Please discuss.  This subject was discussed at length at the NAMDET London and South East region meeting.
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    • 9 months, 3 weeks ago

       KeithMDT

    • Handover of Syringe /Infusion devices
      A NAMDET member is having an issue with the hand over from shift to shift of PCA EPIDURAL & INFUSION SYRINGE DRIVERS, it has been decided by the pharmacy that this is not necessary, as long as 2 RGN'S (on same shift) check the pump / prescription and that this is within legal requirements'. They have looked for best practice as follows: Handover of Infusion/Syringe Pump • Checking that the device is correctly infusing said drug • Prescription is written correctly • That it is the correct patient • Observations are within limits • Any discrepancies are explained - and most importantly that you are • Signing to take responsibility for the device, its contents and that all is correct. Many Trusts use the former handover procedure of pumps. Could you feedback on this forum your thoughts please and if you have adopted a different procedure?
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       John Byrne

    • Human Factors and Usability Engineering – Guidance for Medical Devices Including Drug-device Combination Products
      The MHRA would like comments on their draft guidance of The Human Factors and Usability Engineering – Guidance for Medical Devices Including Drug-device Combination Products. The final day for comments is the 5th August 2016. Could comments be sent to dts@mhra.gsi.gov.uk NAMDET have had representatives at the MHRA’s Human factors event. This has looked at IEC 63266 and designing out possible user errors in medical devices, prior to manufacture. The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) met with stakeholders to begin to develop guidance on human factors to promote patient safety. The group decided the guidance will be divided into 4 sections, which are: •regulatory framework/ pre-market (including settings/ end users) •regulatory framework/ post-market surveillance (including settings/ end users) •standards •simulation/ usablity The guidance will be mainly aimed at the medical devices industry, although would be useful for clinicians, procurement specialists and all professionals with an interest in patient safety.
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    • Incidents and Alerts
      Welcome to a new forum topic covering incidents and alerts. Conversation threads will focus on new subjects, alerts and field safety notices. Feel free to register to add to the conversation.
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    • 3 months, 3 weeks ago

       Teedle

    • Maintaining Devices in the Community
      Are there any Community Trusts that have patients admitted from an Acute Trust with complex medical needs and associated complex equipment, for example, patients requiring home ventilation? At Sussex Community Trust we are seeing more and more complex patients being discharged from Acute Trusts and are asking if anyone has any experience of managing the risks associated with the management of the maintenance of this equipment. How do you manage the maintenance of the equipment that is constantly in use by the patient?   Lisa Whitney Sussex Community NHS Trust Medical Devices & Decontamination Lead Patient Safety & Risk Team Quality Governance Department Sussex Community NHS Trust Bramber Building, Brighton General Hospital, Elm Grove Brighton. BN2 3EW Tel: 01273 696011 x1810 Mobile: 07584 586363
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    • 1 year ago

       paul.lee

Mar 22, 2017
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NAMDET Management Group

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Mar 16, 2017
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Medical Gas and Oxygen training resources

NAMDET members have been asking to share medical gas and oxygen safety training, policies and... [read more]

Mar 16, 2017
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Reducing the risk of oxygen tubing being connected to air flowmeters

NHS Improvement have developed and launched a new short video to raise awareness around their... [read more]

Mar 16, 2017
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Wales meeting postponed

Apologies for short notice but due to unforeseen circumstances the Wales Regional meeting booked for... [read more]

Mar 14, 2017
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Wales NAMDET regional meeting 17th March

REMINDER: Wales Regional Group meeting venue will be Kier Hardy Centre, Merthyr Tydfil. 17th March 2017... [read more]

Mar 08, 2017
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600 members and a new calendar link

NAMDET are pleased to announce we have reached 600 members and now have representations in... [read more]